As we have demonstrated in this series, following the years of outcry of Nigerians, government have made some great efforts to try to provide adequate and constant electricity, with some good moves, but transferred their responsibilities to private hands, which are basically ill prepared and grossly incompetent financially.
In the last installment, we mentioned paired semiconductors (Silicon wafer) as the materials fused together to form solar cells. The method of manufacturing these solar cells, using silicon in various formats and eventually the solar panels vary fundamentally which makes us to have different types of panels for different types of applications.
With the theoretical energy that can be harnessed from 1 square meter of sun rays getting as high as 1,000w, energy from the sun is theoretically limitless. Despite this vastness, solar currently accounts for just 1% of the world’s electricity production. But with monumental crashes in prices of key components in the last 10 years it is the fastest growing source of electrical energy at about 40,000 MW added yearly.
In concluding EMS series 5 on Cables, we ask our readers to help us choose the next topic to be discussed and the majority chose solar power system. We thank all those who responded; we are encouraged.
NESI History in brief: DISCO Sales
News reports of 12/12/2016, quoted Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe as saying the succession companies that took over from NEPA & PHCN are performing worst than their predecessors. We shall be discussing why the situation is like this over last 2 years after the takeover of these assets.