Queensley, our S1 Easy user who previously used a generator to power appliances and had to buy heavy cans of gasoline and carry them on a motorbike from the nearest town, about 30 minutes down a dirt road that becomes a muddy mess when it rains. But Now she doesn’t use the generator much since she connected to our S1 in January, 2019.
So now, steady solar electricity is available 24 hours a day. When there is no power, she had to rely on the generator, and she had turn off the laptop and fan if she wanted to use her television. Now, she can run these appliances at the same time. She payed 180,000 Naira and use the solar power free forever, no monthly fees at all. But she uses more steady and longer electricity, and she says her “stress is reduced” because she no longer worries about the power outage. “We enjoy the power more,” she said.
Nigeria’s power plants can generate about 13,000 megawatts of electricity, but they produce only about 4,000 megawatts because of gas shortages, as well as grid constraints, poor maintenance and technical problems.
The scarcity of electricity will only deepen as the rapidly growing country demands more energy. Nigeria’s population is expected to double to 400 million by 2050 and could reach one billion by the end of the century, according to the United Nations.
So the solar home system appears. A small powerhouse is lined with imported inverters and batteries that can store enough energy for electricity, even during the rainy season. Beebeejump solar home system is part of new efforts in Nigeria to increase electricity and bolster energy security in Africa’s most populous country.
In Nigeria’s Lagos, Ogun, Ibadan and Port Harcourt, we have offices, and you can get in touch with us easily whether you want to buy our products, join us or only want to know more about us. You can no longer rely on expensive, polluting generators to light your homes and run small businesses such as phone charging stations, and small groceries.