Tellco Europe Nigeria launches Off-Grid Solar Power System

By Energy Worth

TellCo Europe Nigeria has announced its plan to introduce into the Nigerian market, TellCoSol Off-Grid Solar Power System, a Swiss technology that aims to electrify the country without stress.

TellCo Europe Nigeria is a renewable and clean energy Solutions Company incorporated in Nigeria under the Companies and Allied Matters ACT.

The company was established as a vehicle to providing Off-Grid Solar Power Business Solutions to MSMES in Nigeria, Solar Homes Systems to households, and Solar Electricity Generation for a greener and sustainable urban future in Nigeria and Africa.

A statement signed by the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr Olawale Akinwumi, on behalf of the company, said that the move was to bridge the energy gap in the country and to ensure that miseries associated with lack of access to electricity were mitigated.

“Energy is at the heart of most critical economic, environmental and developmental issues facing Nigeria today. Clean, efficient, affordable and reliable energy services are indispensable for Nigeria’s prosperity. So, ending energy poverty in Nigeria, and indeed, in Sub-Saharan Africa, is a Green Movement!” Akinwumi said.

He explained that the parent company, TellCo Europe Switzerland had given its commitment to work with TellCo Europe Nigeria to succeed quickly.

On the level of preparation for the take-off, the release said that “finance partners, investors and third-party companies (including Catch Energy UK, international banks and development partners) have been invited to come to Nigeria in the first week of May 2018,” and that “Showroom had been designed for TellCo Europe Nigeria, among other background activities.”

The statement also added that TellCo Europe Switzerland was already arranging funding support for 1,000,000 Units of Off-Grid Solar Business Solution for Barbers in Nigeria. The barbers are the initial project off-takers. A Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) was signed with the National Association of Barbers and Salon Employers in Abuja, in 2016.

On the features of the TellCoSol system, Akinwumi said: “We are the only TellCo franchise in Africa for now. This system is Swiss technology, a 1200W Solar power system. It may interest you to know that some of the unique features of the Solar System include 7’’ LCD touch screen, Radio with MP3/MP5 Player; Light up to 5 rooms and more at the same time; charge 2 mobile phones at the same time; Remote Control; Camera; Speakers; Wheels to ensure; complete with solar module, gel battery, and cables (plug and play); three years warranty; and available in three colours – black/grey, white/grey, red/grey.

“The system has some fixed options: AC standing fans; AC TV (32 inch) and AC refrigerator (70 litres). Its daily use is from 18 to 24 hours. It is insured for two years – which has never happened in Africa and its installation attracts no extra cost.”

According to Akinwumi, the media launch of the product has been scheduled for May 7, 2018, while its unveiling for the public will take place the following day in Lagos on May 8, 2018.