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How To Go Solar in Nigeria

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In Nigeria, the challenges associated with electricity access from the national grid have given rise to innovative ways of structuring reliable power supply. Apart from the challenge of inadequate supply, there is also the nagging problem of low revenue collection by the distribution companies (DisCos).

Alternatively, off-grid electricity solutions fueled by renewable energy (RE) have become more attractive to customers given the features of reliability, accessibility and affordability. Solar energy is the most abundant renewable energy source available. Today’s technology allows us to harness this resource in several ways, giving homeowners, businesses, and utilities flexible ways to use the heat of the sun.

For a more secure and stress-free derivation of electricity numerous Nigerians have made a shift to solar energy. But there are still so many who do not know what to do and how to go about the process.

  • Find out about your electricity requirement and reputable solar companies

If you’re considering solar for your home, it is important to know how much electricity your home requires. This means you will have to closely monitor your energy consumption over a period of time. This will inform you on what capacity of system you will be looking to invest in. Solar Home Systems are  measured in kilowatts (KW). Alternatively, you can consult a reputable solar company to get through this phase.  With an experienced company, you can find out what solar power system best works for your home and electricity requirements.

An experienced solar company will be able to get you through most of these steps, while broadening your knowledge on solar.

  • Conduct an energy assessment to ascertain your energy needs
  • Suggest the best size of system for the most savings
  • Show evidence of their experience within the industry
  • Inspect your environment and in particular, your roof
  • Advise you on your future upgrade and relocation options
  • Explain their warranty service and payment options

Solar is growing sporadically and there are numerous companies in the Nigerian industry. That means more options for you. You will want to go with a company which has years of experience and excellent reviews.

  • Exploring Payment Options

Now, most people discard the option of making the shift to solar and liberating themselves from the vicious cycle of power outages and hiked pump prices because of the belief that solar is expensive. This is quite contrary as the prices of solar have dropped the years and companies have adopted the method of making the technology even more available by providing the option of flexible payment.

Some companies even offer the option of no cash down to get started. It really does not get any better than that!

Once you have concluded on the payment option that works best for you, you are all set to begin your solar journey.

 

  • Have a Budget

A clearly cut out budget that allows you follow through payments for solar is a must have. This way, provision to keep up with your solar investment is easy.

In a nutshell, going solar in Nigeria is not as rigorous as many perceive it to be. With companies out there to make the journey seamless, there has not ever been a better time to go solar than now.

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