German firm supports Nigerian military with training on solar system technology
German solar firm – Solar Solutions GmbH, has installed a new solar photovoltaic system to support the Nigerian Military in training of its technicians and mechanics at one of its workshops in Abuja.
Installed at the Armed Forces Electronic and Mechatronics Engineering (AFEME) Workshop and School in Abuja, a statement from the firm stated that it was done in cooperation with energy-solution provider – Daystar Power reports Offgrid Nigeria.
It explained that the AEG solar modules which it delivered to AFEME was part of a German armed forces project in Nigeria.
“The AEG high-performance modules form part of three German armed forces projects supported under the framework of cooperation between Germany and Nigeria. Solar Solutions GmbH delivered their high quality polycrystalline AEG modules series AS-P605-250.”
“The Photovoltaic (PV) equipment was handed over on the 7th of September and installed within 10 days. The majority of the time was spent integrating this clean renewable form of energy into the existing electric system,” said the statement from Solar Solutions GmbH.
It further stated: “The German armed forces in Nigeria operates the education centre as a part of its support programme for Nigeria. The PV system provides clean electricity to the workshops/training centre.”
“This is the first installation of several PV systems of the German armed forces in Nigeria, planned and installed by Daystar Power with AEG modules. The high quality of AEG modules, and ease of doing business and the excellent cooperation between Solar Solutions and Daystar Power made the armed forces´ choice of suppliers an easy one,” it added.
Continuing, the statement noted that PV electricity provides a more reliable energy source in countries like Nigeria where the grid power supply is quite often unreliable.
“PV is especially effective as it does not depend on diesel availability. Furthermore, PV systems are highly reliable with no moving parts meaning maintenance and service costs are much lower when compared to those of a diesel generator.
“Clearly, the clean, green energy produced by PV contributes to the protection of the environment in Nigeria, something which the German armed forces are focused on wherever possible. Solar Solutions is proud that the AEG solar modules are making a simple yet tangible difference to the day to day lives of those people who are exposed to these projects,” it said in justification of the choice of a PV system to power the AFEME workshop.
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