Most parts of Nigeria are rich in light resources and are quite stable throughout the year, the average effective sunshine hours are about 6.25 hours in the southern part of the country, and the average daily solar radiation in the coastal areas. Every hour in Nigeria receives about 4909.212 kW of solar energy, which is equivalent to about 1,082,000 tons of oil. This is 4,000 times the current daily production of crude oil and about 13,000 times the daily production of natural gas. It is estimated that renewable energy in Nigeria will contribute to 11-13% of its economic growth until 2050.
Yobe State, located in the northeast of Nigeria, a traditional agricultural province, is known for its natural beauty. Thanks to the strong partnership with the local partner, over a hundred solar LED street lights made and manufactured by ANETHIC have recently been installed in the community of Tsohuwar Kasuwa Layin in Yobe State. The community is a traditional residential area with no street lighting and the local government started a road hardening project in 2019 to enhance the community's traffic conditions and improve the living environment. The light poles are a standard 7m high, with a 50m spacing between poles, installed in double rows in opposite directions. The average illumination after installation can reach more than 20lux after installation. The solar street lights have completely changed the status of the community and the traffic and security situation at night has improved significantly. The night market life of the community has also been immediately popular.
ANETHIC's Lightgogo 4 solar street light was designed in 2018 and became available for sale in Nigeria at the end of the year. The maximum power of the product is 60 watts, but due to its excellent light efficiency, even at 60 watts, the lumens output can reach a staggering 11,000 lumens, which is equivalent to 100 watts of an ordinary LED luminaire. In the same brightness, the power and energy consumption is reduced by at least 40%, which can effectively improve to 1.5 times the original life to reach as long as 15 years with the same built-in battery of the luminaire.
ANETHIC's solar LED street lights have been widely installed in Abuja, Lagos, and many other areas in Nigeria since 2018, and the number of installed lights is estimated to be up to 5000 sets or more. For each batch, we are choosing A-grade brand-new lithium iron phosphate batteries, and the life of the products is expected to reach more than 15 years. Due to the outstanding durability of ANETHIC solar street lights, which also greatly enhance the economy of the products, ANETHIC's Lightgogo 4 series solar street lights have become the product of choice for many local projects.
In recent years, the Nigerian government has begun to use natural resources such as renewable energy to mitigate the effects of pollution and climate change. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) currently projects that the majority of Africa's 600 million people rely on inefficient, expensive energy sources to power their homes and businesses. The data suggest that Nigeria is leading the way in the renewable energy revolution. Nigeria typically uses large amounts of electricity in its aggressive development process, and solar energy will provide manufacturers with significant savings in electricity costs.
Renewable energy lighting products such as solar street lights have good economics, which will help Nigeria to move away from over-reliance on the national grid in the future, and the massive installation of solar street lights to alleviate the conflict between municipal power supply and demand. There is no reason why a large area of Nigeria with good light conditions cannot develop solar lighting projects to provide cheap and reliable lighting solutions for the general population, especially the rural population without electricity supply. Currently, about 70 million people in Nigeria do not have access to grid power and have to provide their own lighting tools, the economic burden is heavy. The government plans to install 20,000 sets of home solar lighting equipment for the 19 northern states and will cover more households in the future.
Many countries in Africa suffer from a lack of municipal power supply. However, as solar street light technology becomes more and more mature, there are also many African countries from China that vigorously introduce solar street light products, this move has greatly alleviated the serious shortage of road lighting at night in many African regions. Solar lighting products are safe and reliable, and will not suffer the impact of energy crisis or fuel market instability, while not having to transmit over long distances reduces operating costs and avoids the loss of long-distance transmission lines. Therefore, due to the severe shortage of industrial and household electricity supply in Nigeria, making Nigeria's desire to develop solar power and solar lighting system products is very urgent.