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Politics / Re: The Challenge Of Electricity Supply In Nigeria by Barcholder: 7:31pm On Aug 29, 2014
wasak: 'we are on top of the situation. we are committed to providing 24 hours electricity for all and sundry.
before December of 2014 We'll attain 5000 megawatts. please join hands with us as we help transform Nigeria .Good people, Great Nation.
#transformation Agenda.

Here's a statistic for you. Nigeria has a population of 170 million people, and total power generation capacity of 4,000 megawatts. South Africa has a population of 47 million people, and a total power generation capacity of 42,000 megawatts.

And you come on here talking about attaining 5,000 megawatts? Lol. Nigeria needs about 140,000 megawatts to be on a par with South Africa on a per capita energy basis.

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Politics / Re: The Challenge Of Electricity Supply In Nigeria by Barcholder: 7:26pm On Aug 29, 2014
MyIncorp: I spend more on Petrol these days that I begin to wonder if PHCN still exist Yet, some will say the power situation has improved significantly in an area.

The solution to Nigeria's power problem is actually staring everybody in the face, practically every single day. The Sun - Solar Energy. I've been in Nigeria now since April 2013, when I launched my Solar Energy company, Solynta Energy. In just over a year, we have generated business worth over $350 million, primarily from the commercial market (Hotels, Schools, Filling Stations, Clinics etc). In the last 2 months, we launched into the residential market in a big way, and have already seen a tremendous take up rate. We now have residential installations across several different states including Lagos, Edo, Delta, Abuja & Nassarawa.

It never ceases to amaze me just how ignorant Nigerians are about Solar Energy. Every single, and I mean, every single home in Nigeria, can and should be using Solar Energy to get guaranteed 24 hours power. And it costs a fraction of the cost of diesel or petrol generators.

Please feel free to email me if you want any further information on how we can possibly help you to solve your power challenges.

On average, the return on investment for a residential Solar Power System is 2 years of diesel or petrol spend. We offer interest free financing to customers, allowing them to go Solar for as little as 20% down.

Typical prices

1KW System - 700k - sufficient to power the average 3 bedroom home for 12 - 18 hours a day. NO AC's
2KW System - 1.4m - sufficient to power the average 3 bedroom home for 24 hours. NO AC's
3KW System - 1.8m - sufficient to power all basic loads of a 4 bedroom duplex for 24 hours a day. NO AC's
4KW System - 2.4m - sufficient to power all basic loads of a 4 - 5 bedroom duplex for 24 hours a day. Limited AC Usage
5KW System - 3.0m - sufficient to power all basic plus heavy loads in a large home of 5 bedrooms or more for 24 hours a day. Some AC usage

The above are very basic guides as to what each system size can do, and are broadly accurate.

Solar Energy is a very viable solution to the power problem in Nigeria, and it's accessible to ALL, not just the rich. It's far and away the best investment a Nigerian home can make.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you want any further information on how Solynta Energy could help you solve your power challenges in your home.

Regards

Uvie

Email: solar@solynta.com.ng

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Science/Technology / Re: Solar Energy For Homes And Businesses Is Really Taking Off In Nigeria by Barcholder: 10:20pm On Aug 19, 2014
imagrg: Does the payment system apply to workers in Benin City?

Yes it does, it applies nationwide. We carry out the same risk assessments on all customers, irrespective of their location in Nigeria.

Regards

Uvie
Science/Technology / Re: Solar Energy For Homes And Businesses Is Really Taking Off In Nigeria by Barcholder: 11:36pm On Aug 17, 2014
Tundeiab: I tried contacting a solar company close to me but the price they gave to me scared me away. I don't think we have gotten there yet in African in respect to the amount. It's unaffordable to an average Nigerian.

I can assure you that this is not the case with the Solar Systems that we sell. With our consumer finance package that we offer, the monthly payments the client has to make is very often similar to what they currently spend monthly on petrol for their generators.

Another key thing to be aware of is that, true to typical Nigerian form, you were recommended a massive Solar System, no doubt far larger than you actually require, so they can make abnormal profits from you. I of course don't know how much you were charged by the company, but as a general rule of thumb, our residential Solar Power Systems are typically priced at between 2 and 2.5 years worth of the amount a home currently spends on running and maintaining their generator.

In other words, whatever you currently spend monthly on diesel or petrol, plus the maintenance cost each year, multiply that by 2 - 2.5 times, and that's about what one of our systems is likely to cost you FOR THE SAME NUMBER OF HOURS A DAY YOU CURRENTLY RUN YOUR GENERATOR FOR.

As a guide for you, our prices are as follows:

1KW System (sufficient to power the lighting, fans, TV, gadgets of a 3 bedroom flat) for 24 hours a day - N700k fully installed
2KW System (Sufficient to power all appliances of a 3 bedroom flat, excluding Air Conditioning for 24 hours a day - N1.4m

I always advise my customers to start off with a smaller system if affordability is an issue, because one of the great things about Solar Energy is that it's full scalable, which means you can always add in additional panels and batteries at a later date, as and when you need them.

Typically speaking, given the average number of hours a typical average family runs their generator for each day, a 1KW system is big enough to replace their fuel spend 100%, so it's definitely worth the investment.

Also, as I mentioned in my earlier post, Solynta Energy is now offering free credit to it's buyers, so now you can go Solar for much less than before. If you were to buy a 1kW system for instance, you'd only have to put down a deposit of N140,000 in order to get the system installed and functioning at your house. You'd then have to pay N46,666 per month for 12 months, to fully pay off the outstanding amount. Alternatively, you could put down a deposit of N210,000, and then make 24 monthly payments of N20,416 to pay off the outstanding amount.

Another couple of points to note are that we always provide our clients with a larger sized inverter and Solar Charge Controller, so they are able to scale up their system at a later date if they wish to do so.

Regards
Science/Technology / Solar Energy For Homes And Businesses Is Really Taking Off In Nigeria by Barcholder: 10:16pm On Aug 17, 2014
We are starting to see the rapid take up of Solar Power in Nigeria, as more and more people finally are seeing that petrol and diesels generators are a very poor solution to Nigeria's power problem. As well as the massive amounts of noise and environmental pollution, they are also extremely expensive to run.

Solar Energy by contrast is cheap, noiseless, and gives you 24 hours light without the need for changing over with PHCN. They are synchronised, so the need for constant changeover is no longer required.

Solynta Energy now has several installations done around the country, from Lagos to Abuja, used to power Schools, Homes, Filling Stations and Hospital Clinics, as well as Solar Street Lights. Some pictures from some of our recent jobs are posted below.

Now, in order to celebrate the launch of our new financing package for buyers of our Solar Power Systems, Solynta Energy is giving away a free 2KW complete Solar Power System, sufficient to power a typical 3 bedroom flat 24 hours a day, for 25 years. For a chance to win the free Solar Power System, please visit our website at www.solyntadotcomdotng, and complete the short enquiry form, and one of our staff will get back to you for more information.

We now offer the following financing package to buyers of our solar power systems:

20% deposit, followed by 12 monthly payments for the balance
30% deposit, followed by 24 monthly payments for the balance

This allows homes and businesses to go Solar immediately, and start making huge savings in their diesel and petrol costs. The offer has been brilliantly received by the public so far.

Regards

Uvie Ugono
Founder & CEO
Solynta Energy
Email: www.solynta.com.ng

Science/Technology / Re: Solar Energy Installations In Nigeria - Welcome To 24 Hours Electricity by Barcholder: 8:48am On Nov 16, 2013
Sincere apologies to all for not responding to your messages before now. I've had terrible problems with my internet account this membership is connected to, as it was hijacked by hackers. Somewhat belatedly, please be advised of the following:

1. Outright Purchase Prices (please note that these prices include the entire equipment list plus installation: Solar Panels (mono), Hybrid Inverter, Deep Cycle Batteries, Roof / Ground Racks as required, Solar Charge Controller, Wiring, Full installation)

1kWp (1.25KVA) - 700,000
2kWp (2.5KVA) - 1,200,000
3kWp (3.75KVA) - 1,800,000
4kWp (5KVA) - 2,400,000
5kWp (6.25KVA) - 3,000,000

2. Monthly Payment Option: We have now introduced a monthly payment option for qualifying customers, allowing them to have full solar power for a low monthly cost. The costings are as follows:

1kWp - 10,000 per month
2kWp - 20,000 per month
3kWp - 30,000 per month
4kWp - 40,000 per month
5kWp - 50,000 per month

In order to safeguard ourselves against payment defaults, we require our customers to provide us with a fully REFUNDABLE deposit equivalent to 20% of the purchase value of the system. This deposit is paid back at the rate of 20% per annum, until the full deposit is repaid after 5 years, and as long as your account is up to date. We typically also require a bank guarantee to cover at least 12 months worth of payments, though we can also waive this requirement if a larger deposit is put down.

This option gives people the ability to Go Solar without having the full purchase monies available up front, and begin to enjoy the benefits of 24 hours electricity from day one.

3. Other queries - we are indeed able to supply just the panels alone, as we know there are some people who have already acquired inverters and batteries, and are just looking for a way charge up their batteries without having to use a generator.

4. General awareness - The following is a very basic guide as to what type of housing unit each of our packages can typically power:

1kWp - 1 Bed Flat
2kWp - 2 Bed Flat
3kWp - 3 Bed Flat
4kWp - 3 - 4 bed Duplex
5kWp - 4 -5 Bed Duplex

Please note, these are very general guides, and assumes an average level of energy consumption. Please be aware that air conditioners are a big variable, as they are extremely heavy energy consumers. For the basic guides given above, to be safe, I'd always say that this does not include ac usage, as I know that it only takes the operation of a 1.5HP ac for a few hours to consume the combined total energy consumption of the rest of the home for 24 hours.

For example, I have 2 x 1.5HP ac's in my 5 Bed Duplex, one in the Living Room and the other in the Master Bedroom. During the daytime and when the sun is out, I'm able to run one of my ac's pretty much continuously, because the amount of energy being consumed by my home at that time is less than the amount of energy being generated at the same time by the sun. However, at night, when there is no sun, and I'm now reliant on the energy stored in the batteries, I will typically put my ac in the room on for about an hour, close the door, in order to cool the air temperature down. I'll then switch on my typhoon fan (135 watts) and go to bed. This affords me a perfect night's sleep.

There have been times when i've fallen asleep with the ac on, and woken up 4 hours later with it still on. Fortunately for me, the following day has always been bright and sunny, and the batteries that had been deeply depleted were able to recharge fully. However, had the following day been a rainy one, I'm pretty sure that I would have only just about been able to get through the following day and night with all my lights and appliances working, and definately not including any ac usage.

I hope this gives a good guide to people. Solar energy really is the ONLY way Nigeria is going to be able to solve it's energy crisis, currently estimated to be costing as many as 40 million additional jobs in the Economy (I believe that's a very conservative estimate and it's actually closer to 80 million jobs).

I'm happy to answer any further questions anybody may have. You can also reach me by email on:

solar@solynta.com.ng

Kind Regards

Uvie

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Jobs/Vacancies / Electrical Engineers Sought by Barcholder: 8:48pm On Nov 04, 2013
Solynta Energy is urgently seeking to recruit 2 electrical engineers. All candidates must possess the following:

1. University Degree or HND in Electrical Engineering
2. At least 5 years work experience in the field
3. Experience in the installation of Solar Panels, or Inverters in Nigeria
4. A can do attitude, and the ability to work to very tight schedules, in an unsupervised capacity
5. Previous experience in using a Power Analyser to take energy readings from Generators / Energy mixing points is desirable.

All interested candidates should send in their CV's to: Jobs@solynta.com.ng

together with a 1 paragraph summary of their understanding of what is required to install a fully functioning Solar Power System.

Applications close Friday 8th November.
Science/Technology / Re: Solar Energy Installations In Nigeria - Welcome To 24 Hours Electricity by Barcholder: 6:10pm On Oct 15, 2013
Incrizz:

How about if this is what I want? Please give each price.
1x 250watt Mono Solar Panel
1KVA Inverter
Complete Wiring
1x 12V 200AH Battery

1 x 250watt Mono Solar Panel - N60,000
1KVA Inverter - N80,000
Complete Wiring - N30,000
1 x 12V 200AH Battery - N50,000

Regards

Uvie

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Science/Technology / Re: Solar Energy Installations In Nigeria - Welcome To 24 Hours Electricity by Barcholder: 3:39pm On Oct 15, 2013
Markvelly: Hope solar dosnt work like P.H.C.N ;DHope solar dosnt work like P.H.C.N

No it doesn't. Once it's installed, you have stable and consistent energy supply 24 hours a day. It never goes off and is always on. As I said, I have been powering my 5 bedroom duplex for over a month, with not one second without energy for the last month. All my neighbours have ordered for theirs, which we will shortly be installing.

I run a 5kWp system in my house.

Regards

Uvie

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Science/Technology / Re: Solar Energy Installations In Nigeria - Welcome To 24 Hours Electricity by Barcholder: 3:37pm On Oct 15, 2013
Kingslaw: pls how much will it cost to power one-bedroom for me in ph?

Is that one bedroom, or a one bedroom apartment? To completely power a self contained apartment, you would require a 1kWp system. I have based this on the following assumptions:

Fan - 15 hours a day
Lights - 4 in number - 3 hours a day each
TV - 6 hours viewing a day
Fridge - 24 hours

This system would give you 24 hours a day of energy, on the assumption that there is ZERO PHCN supply. With PHCN, you will require less than this.

We currently retail our 1kWp system for N700k, inclusive of -

4 x 250watt Mono Solar Panels
2KVA Inverter
Complete Wiring
2 x 12V 200AH Batteries
Solar Charge Controller (protects your batteries from overcharging, therefore extends their useful life to 5 years)
Full Installation

I hope this answers your question.

Regards

Uvie

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Science/Technology / Solar Energy Installations In Nigeria - Welcome To 24 Hours Electricity by Barcholder: 1:38pm On Oct 15, 2013
Large scale Solar Energy Installations are now springing up in Lagos, Abuja and Owerri amongst other places. Systems are being used to power Hospitals, Universities, Hotels, and residential homes and housing estates.

My 5 Bedroom Detached House in Lekki, Lagos, has been powered exclusively by Solar Energy for the past month, without a single glitch. That includes all AC's.

What's more, the price of Solar Energy is considerably cheaper than generators. Look out for a rapid increase in the number of houses being powered by Solar Energy, particularly in the Lagos and Abuja regions. In addition, a new 1,000 unit housing estate will shortly be built in Abuja (Gwagwalada), that will become the first ever solar city in Africa.

All comments are appreciated.

Regards

Uvie
Car Talk / Is This Real Or Is It Fraudulent by Barcholder: 4:00pm On Jun 14, 2013
Hi All

I'd be grateful for your advice on whether this website claiming to be Nigerian Customs is actually real or not. I have grave suspicions that it is not, in which case, I'll take all necessary action to have it shut down and the person behind it apprehended accordingly.

http://www.nigeriaonlinemarket.com/classified/clsId/9316/2010_range_rover_sport_on_auction_in/

I'd appreciate your feedback as soon as possible.

Thanks

Uvie
Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Medical Workers Across Nigeria: Referrals To Cmd's Needed: N12.5m Commission by Barcholder: 2:47pm On May 16, 2013
Boo!!!!!:


Mr Uvie Ugono,
Good day, I have tried severally to reach you about my application, but got no response from you. I sent mails, I tried to call and all ended futile. I do not know if I can be updated on what's going on.

Thank you.

Apologies for the lack of response. All enquiries are being dealt with by my staff. I'll follow up with them for you.
Jobs/Vacancies / Medical Workers Across Nigeria: Referrals To Cmd's Needed: N12.5m Commission by Barcholder: 1:05pm On May 16, 2013
Hi

We are selling in Solar Power Solutions into Nigerian Hospitals - we are already in negotiations with a couple of the largest Teaching Hospitals in the country.

We pay very generous commissions for successful referral and sales to the Key Decision Makers at the institutions. The average commission, based on a 1MW system is N12.5m.

If you are able to provide a successful referral, please contact us at:

Solar@solynta.com.ng

and one of our Marketing team will be in touch immediately to follow up with you.

We will provide you with our full suite of marketing materials to betteer facilitate a successful referral, should you require it.

For more information about our company, please visit our website on

www.solyntaenergy.com

www.solynta.com.ng

Regards

Uvie Ugono
Founder & CEO
Solynta Energy
Science/Technology / Re: Cost Of Different Sources Of Electricity In Nigeria by Barcholder: 9:14pm On May 07, 2013
lari03: Great comments on this thread and like mrjingles commented: the banks must really see the positives in this business to back the company.
Also generalj was right, surveying the abuja terrain,places like maitama, asokoro, gwarimpa and parts of kubwa to mention a few areas, there are people who will really appreciate this information and technology.

Many thanks. There is an awful lot of money out there just waiting to pour into the Nigerian Renewable Energy market. I must tell you that we have now secured a $1 billion credit line from yet another group of UK investors. It's common knowledge in the west that NIgeria is the next boom economy, and the biggest boom of all will be in the renewable energy space.

2 weeks on the ground so far, and just about to sign our first massive deal - details to follow when appropriate.

Regards

Uvie
Science/Technology / Re: Cost Of Different Sources Of Electricity In Nigeria by Barcholder: 10:54pm On Apr 25, 2013
Been here in Lagos nearly a week now, and fantastic progress made. We have partnered with DuPont, one of the world's largest Science and development companies, to incorporate their hi-tech, high performance panels into our installations.

We have had a great response from both businesses and consumers alike, and will shortly be shipping our first order. Its a very exciting time for all concerned, as we can see the future of Nigeria forming before our very eyes.

Please feel free to comment or ask any questions you have, and I'll be sure to respond to you.

Regards

Uvie
Science/Technology / Re: Cost Of Different Sources Of Electricity In Nigeria by Barcholder: 7:07pm On Apr 22, 2013
Finally arrived and set up in Lagos. It really is good to be here.

How I love this country. Time to get to work. Demand for our products is already growing pretty rapidly.
Business / Re: Nigeria Energy Cost Survey - World Record Attempt by Barcholder: 11:35pm On Apr 18, 2013
[Big thanks to everyone who has contributed so far. Please take the survey below if you haven't so far. Takes less than a minute.

Thanks

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HG357M8
Science/Technology / Re: Nigeria Energy Cost Survey - World Record Attempt by Barcholder: 11:34pm On Apr 18, 2013
Big thanks to everyone who has contributed so far. Please take the survey below if you haven't so far. Takes less than a minute.

Thanks

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HG357M8
Adverts / Re: The Easiest Way To Get Rich...... by Barcholder: 10:35pm On Apr 18, 2013
Whoopie: @ Barcholder, I don't know if you're the one that sent a PM to me. The thing is I can't access the message cos I've forgotten the username/password I used in creating the account.

If the PM is from you, kindly indicate here, so I give you another account by which you can reach me. By the way, have you ended the short listing of candidates for the positions of Personal Assistant as well as Live Chats Agents?

I don't believe the PM was from me, though I may be wrong. I've created a shortlist of candidates for the PA position and have commenced interviews. Apologies if I did not reach out to you. I was simply overwhelmed by the number of quality applications received. Had over 200 in less than 2 days. It was simply not possible to get back to everyone individually.

I have not yet started shortlisting for the Live Agent Positions, of which I'm looking for about 2 to 3 to start with. All being well, I hope to start that process on Sunday, after my arrival in Lagos.

I've been sick for the last couple of days with a virus, and only now getting back up to speed again.

Regards

Uvie
Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Personal Assistant Vacancy by Barcholder: 10:29pm On Apr 18, 2013
Unique!:


@Barcholder, please respond to ^^^. Thanks

Sorry for the delayed response. It's been a rough couple of days for me, came down with a terrible virus and only just recovering.

I have created a shortlist, and have started interviewing. Apologies to those who did not make the shortlist. I was simply overwhelmed by the number of great applications received. Had over 200 applications in less than 2 days.

Regards

Uvie
Science/Technology / Re: Cost Of Different Sources Of Electricity In Nigeria by Barcholder: 3:11pm On Apr 18, 2013
1forall: Ok that's cool. I'll have that arranged and you should hear from him soon.

Many thanks

Uvie
Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Personal Assistant Vacancy by Barcholder: 3:10pm On Apr 18, 2013
Amy Mar'ins:


Good morning. Please ​W̶̲̥̅̊н̣̣̣̝̇̇̇e̶̲̥̅̊r̶̲̥̅̊e̶̲̥̅̊ are u located? I ask, cos i live in Abuja. Please

Hi. We are based in Lagos.

Thanks

Uvie
Science/Technology / Re: Cost Of Different Sources Of Electricity In Nigeria by Barcholder: 11:25pm On Apr 17, 2013
1forall: Hi Uvie,
Did you miss my question 5 posts up?

Hi - Sorry I did miss your question.

Yes, I'd be very happy to work with your contacts. Please ask them to contact me directly, and we can go from there.

Regards

Uvie
Science/Technology / Re: Nigeria Energy Cost Survey - World Record Attempt by Barcholder: 4:12pm On Apr 17, 2013
We are still collating surveys. Your participation would be greatly appreciated.

Regards

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HG357M8

Uvie
Business / Re: Nigeria Energy Cost Survey - World Record Attempt by Barcholder: 4:08pm On Apr 17, 2013
We are still collating surveys. Your participation would be greatly appreciated.

Regards

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HG357M8

Uvie
Adverts / Re: The Easiest Way To Get Rich...... by Barcholder: 10:02am On Apr 17, 2013
Rooneyboy:

I was expecting to see a question in ur survey on how much Nigerian's would be willing to pay for a solar power plant installed in their homes, but didn't see it.

This would have given u an overview on how much the average Nigerian house hold would be willing to dish out on solar.

That question is not asked because Solar Energy is still a relatively unknown product in Nigeria. As such, they won't necessarily have a good feel for what a reasonable price is to pay, as their reference point is currently Generators.

With our financing options, customers will be able to pay a monthly fee for 24 months until its fully paid off. So it should be a little less of an issue.

Regards

Uvie
Adverts / Re: The Easiest Way To Get Rich...... by Barcholder: 8:49am On Apr 17, 2013
Rooneyboy:

Done with the survey.

I'm keenly waiting for ur arrival in Nigeria.

I personally do have "my market"for this ur products.


Thank you. I arrive on Saturday, ready to get to work. This has been 5 years in the planning.

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Adverts / Re: The Easiest Way To Get Rich...... by Barcholder: 8:08am On Apr 17, 2013
Hi All

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Science/Technology / Re: Cost Of Different Sources Of Electricity In Nigeria by Barcholder: 8:05am On Apr 17, 2013
Hi All

We are attempting to break the world record for the highest number of respondents to a survey in history. We want to reach 1 million respondents to our Energy Cost Survey in Nigeria.

It will be the most comprehensive survey into the Nigerian Energy crisis ever conducted - the results will be featured in several national newspapers.

We would be grateful for your participation in this short (less than 1 minute survey). 2 lucky respondents will receive a FREE Amazon Kindle Fire HD as a reward for participation.

Thanking you in advance.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HG357M8

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