Solar energy solution provider, Solaps has expressed its commitment to address the energy poverty in Nigeria through its new products, reaching 20 million users in the market. The brand new merchandise that has been launched as a part of countermeasures against the country’s energy poverty would provide the much-needed electrification crisis solution.
Omololu William Noibi, the CEO and Founder of Solaps, said the firm seeks to provide affordable and reliable solar energy solutions for the people of Nigeria in the next few years and alleviate the country’s energy poverty. He also reiterated that job creation would be a priority for Nigerians, encouraging quality local green employment opportunities.
According to Noibi, the new products launched include Solaps Phone Case, Solaps Tablet Case. Solaps Backpack, Solaps Jacket and Solaps Travel Bag. He noted the new products are definitely the right step in making clean energy as accessible as possible in developing the Nigerian market.
“Supporting rural communities will be a key focus for SolAps to target small business owners and market traders in particular. Small and Medium Enterprises contribute 48% of national Gross Domestic Product (GDP), accounting for 96% of businesses and 84% of employment in Nigeria. It is important that energy access is accelerated in Nigeria. This will positively transform people’s lives, powering inclusive and sustainable economic development,” said Noibi.
Omolade Igiebunu, the Operating Officer of the firm, said, “Scaling access to capital is absolutely fundamental to the success of the off-grid energy sector in Nigeria. By deploying and unlocking greater levels of capital, there is a huge market opportunity to bring clean energy to the millions of people living without it. We’re looking forward to Solaps ramping up operations to make a greater impact on the sustainable development of SMEs.”
According to World Bank’s data, nearly 43% of Nigerians are living without access to electricity, and the data rises to 74% for the rural population. The country’s off-grid clean energy market, including solar, has significant untapped potential. There is a significant opportunity to positively impact the lives of millions of people through clean energy provision.