Omatek tasks banks, others on adoption of solar technology in Nigeria


AN indigenous Information Technology (ICT) firm has, Omatek has stressed the need to fully explore solar technology in Nigeria.

The management of the firm also advised industries including banks, telecommunications, medics, schools, manufacturing companies and other private firms to maximise their production capacity with solar compact hybrid power lightening industrial technologies, which it stressed would reduce their cost by as much as 85 per cent.

According to Omatek Chief Executive Officer, Florence Seriki, who spoke, during a media tour of her factory in Lagos, solar technology innovation has lived to help stem the challenges companies domiciled in the country are faced with on power generation for production and lightening, stressing that the era of spending heavily on diesel or relying on generating plant should be over if concentration can be on solar solution.

While also recommending LED bulbs usage as against the conventional ones, Seriki said such bulbs are able to cut electricity bills by as much as 50 per cent. She said the remaining 50 per cent power generated can be returned to the grid and distribute to other areas in the country.

She said: “Technology has bailed out with industrial solar ‎capacity solution. If we calculate the percentage bulb watt power consumptions alone in your overhead cost for power generation, you will know that the volume of cash spent cannot be compare to the LED bulb fitting that comes with the solar power technology.


“Studies have shown that companies can save of up to 85 per cent of their cost with solar solution. Omatek has a complete package, including inverter, panel and Led bulb fitting. This technology is different in that the dry cell battery in the all-in- One hybrid inverter has 50 per cent saving capacity and with three to five years life span for the inverter solution.”

Seriki, who disclosed that Omatek will be 30 years in 2016, said in the last one year, the firm not only resuscitated its computer factory in Lagos, but also the Ghana office for increased production activities.        She disclosed that the firm is already planning trainings for electricians that will help in propagating the solar technology solution across the country.

According to her, “We have installed these solutions in schools, homes, offices and factories and proud to inform you that the education sector welcomed not just provision of power and green energy, the hostels and all reading areas have 24 hours lighting and this bridges the digital gap in our schooling system, as students had stopped reading in darkness.”

Head of Production, Omatek, Said Onifade, added that already, Omatek has almost completed the setup and the establishments of factories that will manufacture more solar panels and the LED bulbs, saying only the all-in-one solutions are currently being produced locally.

Capturing key benefits inherent in the solar solutions, Onifade explained that the solutions “provides 24-hours alternate power/green energy for businesses, homes; provides 24-hour lighting solution to all; provides 24 hour solar energy and lighting solution for students, hostels, among others.

According to him, SMEs, homes, hostels, small homes, and shops can reduce power consumption by an average of 85 per cent by all; and well as providing affordable solar solution for continuous/uninterrupted lighting system.”