Solar Electricity

Date: 14-06-2008 4:54 pm (14 years ago) | Author: dwales
- at 14-06-2008 04:54 PM (14 years ago)
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Me keep wondering why our governments- federal and states are not investing in this source of power supply to save us from NEPA or is PHCN or...?

Posted: at 14-06-2008 04:54 PM (14 years ago) | Newbie
- khadijah at 14-06-2008 05:16 PM (14 years ago)
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its selfishness.theyt have enough money to take the risk
Posted: at 14-06-2008 05:16 PM (14 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- osituga at 14-06-2008 06:50 PM (14 years ago)
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Ummm is electricity still bad in nigeria....?
Posted: at 14-06-2008 06:50 PM (14 years ago) | Hero
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- khadijah at 15-06-2008 02:47 PM (14 years ago)
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its getting worse.
Posted: at 15-06-2008 02:47 PM (14 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Vixenx at 16-06-2008 09:42 PM (14 years ago)
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And you would think things would have changed by now...thats a shame.
Posted: at 16-06-2008 09:42 PM (14 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- tunnytox at 4-07-2008 10:31 PM (14 years ago)
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We really do need to invest in solar energy and put to shame the 'generator mafia' who are ruining the development of nigerian power sector. Solar energy is considerably cheaper, enviromental friendly and durable. I hope the govt and the financial sector will wake up ffrom their sleep to empower ppl to use solar energy in Nigeria
Posted: at 4-07-2008 10:31 PM (14 years ago) | Newbie
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- snowball at 5-07-2008 07:14 PM (14 years ago)
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snce nepa and d phcn no 1 give us service,we hav decided 2 tap 4rm nature.....solar,hu knos d meanin of PHCN?
Posted: at 5-07-2008 07:14 PM (14 years ago) | Newbie
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- Wan2et at 7-07-2008 02:03 AM (14 years ago)
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(CNN) -- The increasing global focus on renewable energy could not have come at a better time for Dr. Shi Zhengrong, an Australian citizen and Chinese-trained scientist who says he got into solar power by chance.


Shi estimates that the solar energy industry could be worth $50 billion by 2010.

 Shi, 44, is the chief executive of Suntech Power Holdings, one of the new breed of successful domestic China-based companies with global ambitions.

After spending a year at Sydney-based University of New South Wales' renewable energy center in 1988, Shi found himself at a company formed to commercialize the ideas of fellow researchers.

"I never thought this solar business could take off or become commercially viable. I thought I just needed to concentrate on my research and publish papers to do my job as a scientist," Shi told The Associated Press in an interview.

Regular trips back to his homeland China to lecture on solar power coincided with a global push for renewable energy. He says he saw an opportunity to make a difference in the world's energy industries.

"Solar power and other alternative energy is definitely the answer to sustainable development of human life, especially to resolve this global warming issue," Shi says.

The government of Wuxi, a city on Shanghai's western outskirts with ambitions as a high-tech center, put up US$6 million in 2001 to finance Suntech.

Shi bought out his backers and listed his $225 million (sales) company on the NYSE in 2005 where the company's market cap soared to $5.5 billion. Depending on the company's current share price, his worth hovers around US$2 billion.

Suntech, which started with 20 workers, remains headquartered in Wuxi, but now occupies four sites with a total workforce of 3,500.

The company's photovoltaic systems are used in a wide range of applications, including communications and broadcasting, transportation, housing and military.

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1300 (Asia/South Asia/North America) Currently under construction in Wuxi is a giant energy wall, a curtain of solar cells integrated into the city's airport. It's a large-scale advertisement for the technology of Suntech, but currently the biggest market for it's products is Europe.

A major exporter to the rest of the world, Suntech's aim is to reduce the cost of production to a point where China actually uses a far greater share of current sales.

Only about 10 percent of Suntech's 2006 sales of US$599 million were in China, with 80 percent of Suntech's products going to Europe, in particular Germany.

"We use the energy in China to manufacture these things, so we take the blame for using the energy in China then we ship them out of the country," says energy analyst James Brook.


But Shi is working on changing that and is committed to becoming the "lowest cost per watt" provider of photovoltaic solutions to customers worldwide

"When the cost comes down a little bit more, the market will be booming in China," Shi says.
Posted: at 7-07-2008 02:03 AM (14 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Vixenx at 8-07-2008 06:05 PM (14 years ago)
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 Cool Cool Cool
Posted: at 8-07-2008 06:05 PM (14 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- chuky2010 at 8-07-2008 08:35 PM (14 years ago)
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I think solar electricity will be the best option for Nigerians, at least to get off the hook of this PHCN problem.
But of cause the big question here is: How many people can afford this alternative source of power, if the Government is not helping us with it?
Posted: at 8-07-2008 08:35 PM (14 years ago) | Newbie
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- Vixenx at 9-07-2008 03:32 AM (14 years ago)
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Thats a good question.
Posted: at 9-07-2008 03:32 AM (14 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- pablito at 9-07-2008 08:45 AM (14 years ago)
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its a shame,

and come to think of it,and at this stage one shld have thought tht nigeria shld have change by know
Posted: at 9-07-2008 08:45 AM (14 years ago) | Newbie
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- Donboy2 at 7-12-2012 08:24 PM (9 years ago)
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hmmmmmmm God help 9ja
Posted: at 7-12-2012 08:24 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Cermit at 14-05-2021 04:44 PM (1 year ago)
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It seems to me that if all the countries decided to unite and create some kind of energy coalition, it would be cool. For example, install solar panels in the Sahara. It seems to me that this is a good way to get energy from nothing. I myself have recently started considering buying such batteries for my home. Maybe this will help me save money.
Posted: at 14-05-2021 04:44 PM (1 year ago) | Newbie
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