Saturday, May 28, 2016 1:03 pm
The management of NASENI Solar Energy Limited (NSEL) on Friday said it would intensify efforts to ensure that the cost of quality solar panel in the country became cheap.
Mr Jafaru Mahmud, the acting Managing Director, NSEL, according to NAN, made this known when he visited its in Abuja.
According to him, the NASENI Solar Energy Ltd aims at reducing the cost of quality solar panels in the country by producing panels that are 100 per cent made in Nigeria.
He said “we need to be more involved in energy mining as we are still importing 67 per cent of what we use which makes the product expensive.
“The government wants the whole Nigeria to go on solar and has made some arrangements for cell which the 2016 budget has already captured.”
Mahmud expressed optimism that the government would achieve the feat through the organisation`s strategic plans which include; growing silicon ingots and production of silicon wafers.
The other, he said, was production of solar cells locally so that Nigeria could have 100 per cent made in Nigeria solar cells and solar PV modules that could compete favourably with any other in the world.
“NSEL produces Solar PV Module/Salar Panel, 7.5 MW plant and carries out electric load survey, auditing Solar PV Power System installation, maintenance, training and consultancy,” he added.
Responding, the NAN Editor-in-Chief, Malam Lawal Ado, thanked Mahmud for educating staff on solar PV panel.
He said diversification of energy sources would definitely promote national development.