Lagos — An indigenous engineering solutions provider, Stormberg Power Limited has said solar power has the capacity to solve Nigeria's power problem.
The company therefore advised the federal government to key into the advancements made in solar energy, saying doing so will enable government to provide cost-effective rural electrification with positive environmental impacts.
Chief Marketing Officer of the company, Mr Adetola Adebanjo who disclosed this in Lagos, said, "If we can learn from Germany and Japan and tailor various Nigerian market specific programs aimed at reducing the cost of solar power systems, we will be able to support the growth of the solar industry in Nigeria."
He also recommended the use of solar energy as a means of tackling the problems of climate change and ensuring a cleaner environment.
He said solar energy technologies use energy from the sun to provide electricity and even cooling for businesses, industries and homes and is a clean, non-polluting and renewable source that can improve power efficiency.
According to him, other gains inherent in the use of solar energy include its infinite nature, environmental sustainability, easy use as well as low cost of maintenance.