Firm to Light up The Country With
Aug 20, 2009 - Daily Trust/All Africa Global Media
Private Networks Nigeria Limited (PNN), a leading
Pan-African technology service, has announced plans
and ability to provide 100% visibility in Nigeria
through the application of solar powered lights which
can adequately address the persistent epileptic power
supply in the country.
Speaking at a news conference in Lagos on Monday,
PNN Head of Business Development Uche Anajemba said
her company's decision to power the country through
solar powered lights was spurred by non availability
of constant power supply in most parts of the country
where business activities are literarily grind to
a halt during the better part of the day which also
made it difficult for the citizens to move around
She explained that for this reason, PNN has been
involved in the development of solar power as a cheaper,
more cost effective, reliable and durable alternative
for the provision of street lights.
According to her: "Due to the non-availability of
constant power supply for street lights and continue
failings of various alternative street lighting products
being deployed across Nigeria, PNN spent over 2 years
in the research and development of a solar powered
lighting technology that is cost effective, reliable
and durable for keeping our streets lit at all times.
We are lighting up Nigeria by deploying our unique
solar street light to various places to ensure all
our streets are well lit 100% of the time."
She said that solar powered street lights are a very
good example of what can be done with solar energy
as they present the perfect and cost-effective solution
for metropolitan, urban and residential streets, car
parking lots, security lights, and other general area
lighting applications. PNN Solar street lighting solution
can be economically viable and efficient in a number
of applications, especially in areas where the cost
of providing electricity is expensive or problematic".