Facts on Solar Power


A 15KW full solar system for a telecoms transmitter in collaboration with our partners at Lagos State.

          The world is facing a lot of problems including that of environmental concerns like pollution and global warming. Despite these problems, people should not despair. In every problem, there is always a solution and this solution has been available for many years now. It’s just that many people fail to realize its importance and efficacy. Researchers and scientists have already discovered solar power many years ago but because of the lack of technological knowledge, the idea was not pursued.

          Solar power was mainly used for powering small electrical devices. But now, with the great technological advancements, we are hoping  that solar power will soon become widely accessible even to ordinary individuals.In Nigeria, solar power is used in different states but it is not that prevalent. Huge solar panels are quite expensive and ordinary people can’t afford to pay for them. You can now have solar power from =N=100,000 above but we hope the cost will come down gradually. Before you consider using solar power, here are facts on solar power that you need to be aware of:

1). Albert Einstein received a Nobel Prize in 1921 for his experiments on photovoltaic and solar power.

2). Silicon from a ton of sand can be used in photovoltaic panels to generate the same amount of electricity that a 500,000 tonnes of burning coals can produce.

3). At least for now over 1000 Nigerian households are now using solar energy to power their homes.

4). John Herschel (British Astronomer) was able to cook food by using solar power 200 years ago during his African journey. (In fact, some of my colleagues were able to achieve this during their University final year project, I did a miniature solar powered remote control car. Isn’t that interesting?).

5). In 1982, the first large scale power plant was opened in California (This is a significant year for me as a person).

6). If you can use solar power in your home’s heating system, you can slash the electric bill by 50%.

7). In the last thirty years, the price of solar panels has dropped considerably by at least 200%.

8). In the year 2000, US Department of Energy claimed that solar power is almost perfect (99%). Nigeria can generate about 1000MW to 5000MW through solar energy currently. We should start by connecting the off-grid communities to Solar power. We have partnered with organizations in the past to power communities of about 100 households with solar energy.

9). Germany is now using solar power despite its undesirable climate. The energy generated during sunny days is stored in batteries. (Why can’t Nigeria do the same especially with a more favourable climate?).

10). Energy from the sun travels for approximately 8 minutes to reach Earth. If you are interested in solar power, you can get in touch with us (08034078347 or email info@havenhillsynergy.com). Solar panels comes with 10 years minimum warranty. The facts on solar power mentioned above will help you decide whether you can benefit from solar power or not.

If you live in an area where there is so much abundance sunlight all throughout the year, solar power is an excellent choice. And this applies to everywhere in Nigeria. Solar power is free and clean. After your initial investment, you no longer have to pay for the energy.

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