A renewable energy entrepreneur, Yusuf Suleiman, has said that Nigeria can generate 6,000 megawatts of electricity from renewable solutions for domestic purposes.
Suleiman, a Chief Executive Officer of Blue Camel Energy, said this at the “Seeing is Believing: Renewable Option at Work Exhibition” in Abuja on Wednesday.
He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) after taking participants on inspection tour of an off-grid green building using solar and wind energy that renewables were better option for Nigeria.
According to him,”If we have one million of this kind of solution on people’s roof tops in Nigeria, that means we are generating 6,000 megawatts of electricity. The 6,000 megawatts of electricity will be freed from grid generation, which can go into industries and other purposes.’’
The expert said the 10-flat green building, situated at Guzape District of Asokoro Extension, had solar-powered borehole system which could supply about 57,000 litres to over-head tank.
He said, All the water is generated from eight solar panels and it can work for the next 10 to 15 years. We have the solar-powered refrigerator system in the building. So, you can see that all the items in the building are powered by renewable energy and are environment-friendly.”
He added that the company has the capacity to produce the renewable energy solutions in commercial quantity for Nigerians to take advantage of the technology.
He called on the Federal Government to support entrepreneurs and consumers so make renewables available to Nigerians.