In Nigeria today one of our major issues with our socio-economic growth is in the lack of power from the power sector, where many households still make use of candles, touch lights, lamps and of course the most popular generators.
Its quite unbelievable that a 3rd world country like Nigeria which is supposed to be taking the lead in Africa as regards to power has put a halt on its growth to the sustainability and generating of quality power supply to the citizens of the federal republic of Nigeria.
Regardless of all these issues the natural rays of sunlight provided by nature has proven to be the future alternative to limitless source of light.
The solar energy is a radiant light from the sun that is harnessed through a range of ever-evolving technologies such as solar heating, solar thermal energy, photovoltaics, molten salt power steel and artificial photosynthesis.
The solar energy is an important source of renewable energy, since growing its usage and popularity among various parts of Nigeria let’s talk about the top 10 companies who have invested in making the solar energy system a reality in Nigeria and here to stay.
LIST OF TOP 10 SOLAR COMPANIES In Nigeria
Rubitec Nigeria Ltd
Rubitec Nigeria Ltd. specializes in Renewable Energy, particularly Solar and Inverter Backup Systems, Small Hydro Power, Agro- solar, Biomass energy systems, Waste to energy plant, Mini-grid systems, Land-Fill Gas Plants and Wind Energy.
The Rubitec company also has an academy and they aim at integrating Renewable Energy Company and Independent Power Producer providing electric power from Renewable Energy Technologies, RETs, for the benefit of rural and urban communities in Nigeria.
Power tech Solar Energy Ltd
Power tech solar energy is a leading renewable energy company in Nigeria that looks to surpass other companies in its industry and that delivers high-quality power products for homes, commercial and industrial applications.
The company specializes in power backup, large scale equipment and machine procurement, supplies and installation power storage, alternative energy solutions like Solar, wind and thermal.
Incorporated in 2010, Powertech Solar also offers off-grid / on-grid solar solutions, smart grid power station, wind power systems, portable hybrid roof top systems
Solar Force Nigeria Plc
Solar Force Energy is one of the most recognized Renewable Energy Company in Nigeria, established in 2007. The company is dedicated to renewable energy and specialize in providing solar technology to the public.
Solar Force Nigeria (SFN) is in affiliation with Solar Force Corporation USA. Some of the products provided by Solar Force Nigeria include Micro & Mini Grid, Home system, Solar Streetlights, Solar Borehole, Commercial system etc. Solar Force is located at 1 Rima Street, Maitama, Abuja.
Astrum Energy Solutions Ltd
Astrum Energy Solutions is located at Suite B5, Bethel plaza, #36 Garden Avenue G.R.A Enugu. Established in the year 2007, Astrum Energy Solutions provides full-scale Solar Energy Services.
Astrum Energy provides a complete range of solar PV powered systems to households and businesses, micro grid for communities in Nigeria. The company also has operational offices in Lagos, Jos and Port Harcourt.
Ecozar Technologies was founded in 2014 and is well known for solar power and inverter installations in homes and corporate premises in many regions in Nigeria. Ecozar specializes in the supply, design, installation and maintenance of high-quality solar systems, and inverter backup solutions.
This amazing company provides power solutions that are efficient, economically sustainable and tailored to a client’s specific need. Its services are provided with swift customer service and at the most affordable price. They are also known for an excellent after-delivery routine check-up.
Leks Environmental Limited
Leks Environmental Limited was established in August 2011 and is reputable for its safety and solutions in the environmental, health, scientific arena.
Leks Environmental Limited is an integrated renewable energy company in Nigeria.
They sell renewable energy and are also involved in the construction of environmental and energy infrastructures.
The company provides performance-enhancing solutions in areas such as environmental instruments, waste transportation, waste recycling equipment, health and safety products, medical emergency transportation and equipment.
Leks Environmental Limited is located at 30A, Alternative Road, Off Chevron Drive, Lekki Peninsula,
Lagos, 105102, Nigeria.
Wavetra Energy LTD
Wavetra Energy LTD is one of the leading players in the solar and renewable energy market.
Wavetra Energy helps consumers replace electricity with various solar energy products such as solar panels, Inverters, charge controllers, deep cycle batteries, complete systems and they even have an academy called Wavetra energy Academy.
They also sell wind Turbines, LED, Solar street light and accessories in Nigeria. Wavetra is known for the sales of genuine products.
It is located at 15 Ajao Road off Adeniyi Jones Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos.
Infinite Solar Solutions Nigeria Ltd
Infinite Solar Solutions Nigeria Limited is an award-winning solar energy company in Nigeria. They specialize in the importation, wholesale/retail of solar products.
They are installers of solar street lights, inverters both hybrid and stand alone, solar lights, solar refrigerators, panels, LEDs (lamps). Infinite Solar Solutions is also known for good customer services and on-time delivery of products.
Infinite Solar Solutions Nigeria Limited is located at Wuse 2 Abuja.
HIANS Energy Solutions Limited
Hians Energy Solutions Limited is located at No. 1 Bank Avenue, Okpara Avenue, Enugu.
Hians Energy Solutions comprises of highly skilled professionals and experts in the areas of Power solutions, Inverter Backup Power / UPS supply and installation, Power Solutions, Research and Development (R&D), Electrical installations and repairs, Alternative energy solutions, Consultancy on solar power, alternative energy and Electrical services.
Green Power is a renewable energy and Electromechanical Engineering company located in Nigeria. Green Power was established in 2006, The company provides high-quality Solar, Power Electronic ( UPS, Inverters, rectifiers) and MEP (Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing) solutions to a wide range of sectors, including Privates, Governments, Schools, Banking industry, HealthCare, Hotels, Real Estate and Oil & Gas Sector.
Green power tailors its solar and power solutions towards ensuring energy conservation, cost efficiency and green environment.
Green power has reliable management and technical team ensuring fast service delivery and professionalism. GreenPower Overseas Ltd is located at 35b Unity Road, Off Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
WHAT TO KNOW
There are some questions you might need answers to while getting a solar panel or while investing in the solar energy sector, below are some of the things to know if by any chance you are looking forward or preparing towards getting an alternative power source.
How Many Solar Panels Are Needed to Run a House ?
If you’ve got a duplex for a house you will need at least 16 solar panels to completely cover electrical power needs.
What Is The Use of Solar Panel ?
In order to reduce dependency on PHCN and other traditional power sources, a solar panel is used to generate a portion of of your homes power. Take a look at this scenario “you can install solar panels to provide electricity just for appliances or lighting”, this is to enable you lower your light bills and to keep you off dependency on traditional power source.
What are the important uses of Solar energy?
there are different ways in which solar energy can be used namely :
- As heat for making hot water, heating buildings, and cooking.
- To take salt away from sea.
- To generate electricity with solar cells.
- In order to use sun rays for drying clothes and towels.
- It is used by plants for the process of photosynthesis.
Can you really save money by using solar panel?
There is a popular saying “why is the kettle calling the pot black” or something like that just kidding obviously you don’t think reducing the amount of energy you use will reduce the price of your electricity bill and save you money or do you ? i certainly do not think so.
That is the edge the solar panel gives to it’s users as it has the ability to save you money by creating natural source of energy that has the unlimited ability to power your home.