Determined to provide Nigerians with affordable, reliable, and sustainable lighting options, Africa Go Solar (AGS) has officially launched its new pay-as-you-go solar street lighting solution for communities.
The solar street lighting solution, according to the company, is a strategic move to solve Nigeria’s electricity challenges and meet its population’s demand.
Speaking at the launch of the lighting solution at Abraham Adesanya Housing Estate, Ajah Lagos, Sola Fajuke, chief executive officer of Africa Go Solar, said solar energy aligns with Nigeria’s goals for sustainable development and supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly in affordable and clean energy, climate action, and poverty alleviation.
Fajuke said solar energy adoption will prove valuable as Nigeria’s electricity grid currently faces significant challenges in meeting the electricity demand of the country’s population.
According to him, projects like the solar-powered streetlights at Abraham Adesanya will improve Nigerians’ quality of life and provide more economic opportunities.
Fajuke further said that AGS is collaborating with Fuji Electric, a renowned Japanese solar technology provider to deliver durable solar solutions to European nations such as Germany, Italy, and London, adding that this partnership has enabled AGS to establish an impeccable record, ensuring their solar installations meet the highest quality and performance standards.
Bolanale Bodede, chairperson of Abraham Adesanya Housing Estate said the installation of solar-powered and CCTV-integrated streetlights is a timely intervention and is positive that will improve security and aid movement in the estate, especially at nighttime.
Bodede said that prior to the installation of the lighting system at Abraham Adesanya Housing Estate, visibility was threatened at night.
On the comprehensive benefits that AGS offers, Fajuke said the company provides free installation and maintenance that relieve customers of additional burdens.
“The company’s financing solutions, such as lease payment options, enable clients to enjoy solar-powered lighting as a service without a substantial upfront investment. AGS streetlights are equipped with CCTV cameras and a real-time monitoring system, providing enhanced security and a powerful deterrent against theft, vandalism, and break-ins.
“With infrared LED night vision, motion and sound detection, two-way communication, and wireless surveillance capabilities, the AGS solution provides access to compelling video evidence for prosecution purposes, considering the prevailing security challenges in the country,” Fajuke said.
AGS is headquartered in London, UK, with offices in Nigeria and Ghana. The company has a team of experienced professionals dedicated to providing quality solar energy solutions to their customers.