Buying Solar products in Nigeria

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Posted by on Thursday December 12, 2013 at 13:9:53:

In Nigeria, there is a growing demand for alternative energy given that the national grid called NEPA now PHCN is incapable of offering an efficient power system.

Alternatives like Solar energy are becoming attractive as both the technology and resources are abundantly available in the Nigerian market.

Solar energy can be used for a wide range of services and can help supply electrical energy to systems like your tv, air conditioning, refrigeration, computers and also light bulbs.

When it comes to buying solar products, you'd need to go to a market where you can find them in abundance. In Lagos, Markets like Alaba, Mushin and Osodi quickly come to mind. There are niche electric markets across Nigeria and in there you'd get to find the widest categories of solar products that suits your needs. Nowadays, you can also find a lot of solar products on the internet in Nigeria by just Googling for it or directly searching for it at reputable online shopping websites in Nigeria.

Setting up an alternative power system at your home requires first of all understanding how much energy you need, type of solar panel that can supply it, charge controllers, an inverter and an inverter battery.

The solar panel does the main work of receiving sunlight and then converting it to electrical energy which is then supplied downwards. The battery stores the generated current and then passes it to the inverter. The inverter converts the generated DC electricity into AC which is what most electrical systems need and use.

The solar panels and inverter require little or no maintenance once set up however it's the solar panel and batteries that can be the most expensive when buying them but panels can last for many years, even longer than batteries.

How much does it cost to buy solar panels in Nigeria? Well, it varies from brand to brand and also based on power requirements. The most affordable solar systems are the ones that require less power and probably need less components such as a battery or inverter and that's why you'd see that mobile device charging solar chargers are among the cheapest solar products one can find in Nigeria.

One would be able to find a a cheap solar powered charging kit for less than N30,000 in the Nigerian market and this would be good enough to charge one's mobile phone or gadget directly without the need for inverters or a battery. However basic solar systems that can power stuff like tv and video with a backup plan start selling from at least N100k.

Do you use a solar system? Would you want to use a solar system? What's your comment?

Re: Buying Solar products in Nigeria Reply by Adeogun kazeem on Friday January 3, 2014 at 20:42:34:

How much will it cost me to power a room and parlour,i.e 2tv,lights,dvds and 2fan.with solar.

Re: Buying Solar products in Nigeria Reply by Felix Okoli on Friday January 3, 2014 at 20:42:34:

I'm not sure how much that would cost. You should ask those who deal in solar energy supplies and they would give you a better estimate

Re: Buying Solar products in Nigeria Reply by Felix Okoli on Saturday December 13, 2014 at 12:31:37:

Interested in shopping for solar products? Well, the good news is that you can now Buy Solar panels and other solar products on the internet.

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