A Kano-based plastic mat manufacturing firm, Rumbu Industries, is to now partly rely on a new rooftop solar technology to operate its machines and drive efficiency, as well as limit its dependency on diesel generators and local electricity distribution company (Disco) to operate, OGN reports.
It was gathered that about 73 kilowatt peak (kWp) of the electricity needed by Rumbu, would be provided from the reliable and cost efficient solar hybrid plant built on the roofs of its Hadeja road premises by Enerwhere Nigeria. Describing this as the first of its kind, Enerwhere, stated in a statement exchanged with journalists that the project was groundbreaking, and a good addition to the commercial and industrial solar market of northern Nigeria.
Signed by Emeline Platel, Country Director – Nigeria of Enerwhere, the statement stated that up to N6 million of Rumbu’s annual energy spend on diesel generators would be saved from the rooftop solar system, and the project was supported by aid from the UK government through its Solar Nigeria Programme. The 73 kWp solar rooftop plant, the note added, would be expected to produce over 100 megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity per year.