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Covid-19: Zola Electric donates solar systems to primary health care centres

Zola Electric has donated high-tech solar power systems to select state-owned primary health care centres in Lagos State to facilitate the fight against Covid-19 resurgence by availing 24-hour electricity supply.

This targets Nigerians in underserved and vulnerable communities. The donations include its flagship product, ZOLA Infinity – the first lithium-ion battery-based hybrid power system in Africa, explicitly designed to incorporate solar electricity generation, energy storage, and power from the grid to deliver reliable 24-hour anywhere.

The donation also included the uniquely packaged ZOLA Flex Power-1 units, containing grid charger/adapter, DC bulbs/strip lights, Solar Panel, Lithium-Ion battery unit and AC inverter for powering AC appliances.

“This donation is a gesture that takes into recognition that this pandemic has hit vulnerable communities disproportionately hard across the world. As proponents of helping Nigeria bridge the huge energy deficit, we understand that inconsistent power delivery to rural communities, especially the primary care clinics, has left them exposed and unable to combat life-threatening diseases, particularly this ravaging virus,” Olufemi Ashipa, acting managing director, ZOLA Electric Nigeria said.

Ashipa said these high-tech solar systems, which have been installed at no cost, will enable the PHCs to stay connected and effectively serve their communities. “We have trained the recipients to optimise the power systems’ output and ensure the community enjoys the ZOLA Electric premium technology’s full benefits.”

ZOLA Electric is currently powering hospitals and health care centres across Ghana, Tanzania, Côte D’Ivoire and Rwanda with its ZOLA systems.

ZOLA designs and distributes renewable energy solutions based on smart storage, solar and innovative power electronics technology. Adaptable to energy needs and income, ZOLA powers more than 1 million people each day and more than 200,000 homes and businesses across Tanzania, Rwanda, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Nigeria.

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