I have always being a fan of solar energy since its introduction to the Nigerian Market and I believe it’s going to be a major source of energy in the next two years with the bad quality of electricity and our ever fluctuating FUEL PRICES.
The innovation aimed at enhancing transportation in Nigeria is in compliance with the United Nations struggle to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 13 on Climate action, officially known as Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The Osun State Chairman of Tricycle Owners Association of Nigeria (TOAN), Adewale Folorunsho observed in saying: “It is clean and non-polluting with zero emissions.”
“This is a very good innovation. We will be using the sun to make money now and not just fuel. It’s perfect for our country and environment,” Folorunsho noted.
The technology was launched by a Nigeria-based company, Oldang International Limited at the Lekki Conservation Centre.
Speaking at the launch, Oldang Managing Director, Olubunmi Oluwadare said that the aim of this innovation and introduction to Nigeria is to create solution in transportation and also jobs through decent transportation system
“Oldang electric solar-powered vehicle is a dual-powered vehicle it uses both electricity and solar, it enjoys a continuous charging when on the move through the abundant sun ray in our country and store such power in the battery in a situation of continuous rain or change in climax power can be stored with either PHCN and Generator.
“Solar-powered tricycles are vehicles of the future as individual get to know the negative impact of fossil fuels on the environment, health. It also serves as a source of job creation to non-operators of the tricycle.”
According to Olubunmi, to avoid breakdown, every owner of this product will undergo a repair class plus the fact that each vehicle will have a repair manual. The company also plans to train at least 200 electrical engineers who will transfer the technical know-how knowledge to all interested parties nationwide.
In addition to the training, spare parts for the new automobiles will be made available in all 36 states in Nigeria and via online ordering and delivery.