Production is the bane of any business. For a business to exist, it is required to be involved in the process of producing. In practical language, production is the process of turning raw materials into finished goods (or services) for consumption. Yet, to produce effectively, one needs energy. It is impossible to turn raw materials into any form of finished goods without making use of energy. Therefore, there has been a lot of focus on the energy sector throughout industrial history.
A community’s economic growth depends largely on its effectiveness in production. Increased production leads to economic growth as measured by the Gross Domestic Product, otherwise known as GDP. Production depends on energy use. Hence, focusing on generating energy will lead to effective business processes which will, in turn, lead to economic growth.
Energy adoption is closely related to the Industrial revolution of the 18th century, as this is the time in history that production began. Coal, and later, oil was used to power complex engines and power plants. However, these fossil fuels were realized to cause harm to the environment, and consequently to people. Also, fossil fuels as energy sources are not sustainable.
The use of clean energy such as solar, wind, and bioenergy not only comes with a wide range of energy sources, it also reduces air and ocean pollution. What is more is that clean energy is sustainable, making it a more durable option than fossil fuels.
Energy efficiency in Africa is low, and the numbers keep decreasing by the day. It is estimated that 600 million people in Africa do not have access to electricity. It is true that Nigeria has a rapid-growing economy, In a report, the World Bank cited that Nigeria’s economy will hit a 2.5% growth. Despite this growth, Nigeria suffers a power supply crisis. The 48 sub-Saharan countries of Africa have an installed power capacity of 68 gigawatts. As little as this capacity is, a quarter of this energy is unavailable. Energy projects in Africa are in high demand. The unavailability of energy in Africa hinders industrialization and stalls businesses.
To solve the dire lack of energy situation in Africa, minigrids in Africa are important. The United Nations defines minigrids as:
“A minigrid is a set of small-scale electricity generators interconnected to a distribution network that supplies electricity to a small, localized group of customers. It usually operates independently from the national transmission grid.”
The image below is a minigrid in Busia County, a village on the East of Kenya.
The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP, 2019) stated that to solve the issue of energy crises, 210,000 minigrids consisting mostly of solar hybrids and connecting 490 million people will be necessary by 2030. It is estimated that 180,000 of these minigrids should be constructed in Africa. More minigrids in Africa are needed, desperately. This will significantly improve energy efficiency in Africa.
Solar project feasibility in Africa has shown the large potentials of clean energy in the continent. For instance, in June 2020, the World Bank published a report titled ‘‘Global photovoltaic power potential by country’ which illustrated the wide gap between Africa’s installed capacity and its potential for solar power. According to the report, the average daily solar power potential in most countries is 3.0–5.0kWh/kWp. However, countries in sub Saharan Africa have the potential of up to 4.5kWh/kWp.
Solar photovoltaic capacity by regions. The size reflects installed capacity. Source: World Bank. 2018.
It is based on this assessment that Energy Project Africa (EPA), a brand new energy company located in Lagos, Nigeria, seeks to provide solutions to the energy crises in Africa by enhancing procurement and facilitating the construction of energy projects such as building mingrids in Africa to utilize the solar potentiality within the continent. Also, EPA conducts viable feasibility and research for energy projects across the continent and recommends best practices for energy efficiency adaptable to the African user. These practices include but are not limited to electrical projects, lighting and thermal insulation.
The need for these services is obvious because as one observes across the continent, it becomes obvious that the core of the energy crises is located in West and East Africa.
The size of the circles reflects installed energy capacity while the intensity of the color reflects solar potential. Source: World Bank. 2018.
In this regard, Energy Project Africa (EPA) is also gearing to being one of the most reliable solar equipment suppliers in Africa, facilitating a healthy business environment by leading in the procurement of solar and energy efficiency supplies and equipments in the new energy sector.
Commercial and residential customers are starting to realize the alternative advantage of the energy source that solar power provides. This is not only because natural gas and oil prices remain unrealistic, but that people are beginning to become aware of the harm fossil fuels cause. The unpredictable economy has also made proper, prior technical consultation and feasibiltiy a must for corporate and municipal clients seeking to embark on energy projects. Energy Projects Africa is set to be the most reliable provider/partner source for solar and clean energy feasibility in Africa.
Our unique approach to project feasibility is to provide market psychographics as well as quantitative data towards a more holistic feasibility solution. These psychographics include competitive rate, speed, expertise and geographical spread. We have observed that consumers need more than lighting from their solar system and we are continually carrying out studies based on their unique psychological and cognitive attributes.
The large magnitude of solar energy available in Africa not only makes it a highly appealing source of electricity, but a durable one as well. As a company, we offer full EPC for solar mini and microgrids (from 10 to 50kilowatts) in Africa to provide energy at municipal and commercial levels. As experts in technical aid, we also provide technical consultations to businesses that venture in solar energy on the professional ethics and methods of installation for easy and quick assimilation of energy from the sun. We are on a mission to achieve Geographic Spread across African countries. EPA offers benefits that include quick deployment to site and turnaround time, good rates, wide coverage and skilled team, making us one of the most reliable solar equipment supplier in Africa.
Due to the fact that client satisfaction is important to us, we meet and communicate with our customers who need our services such as solar equipment procurement, feasibility processes and/or energy audit through the company website, social platforms and emails. This is because the rise in health concerns about noise pollution, along with the expansion of the construction sector, and the benefits of energy efficiency in Africa have all raised consumer interest in our products and services.
One of the services in which our clients enjoy premium performances is in Acoustic insulation. Acoustic insulation has a number of benefits, including reducing external disruptions generated by neighbors, traffic, and other activities. Aside from acoustic comfort, acoustic insulation materials have other advantages. Examples of these advantages are improved fire and thermal resistance, as well as lower energy usage. They also aid in the reduction of reverberations and the preservation of a perfect acoustic environment in specialized professional locations such as city buildings. The acoustic insulation industry is being driven by the rising standard of living and infrastructural operations in buildings in both developed and developing countries. Increased energy consumption is a result of rapid economic growth. The desire for comfort is increasing as the middle-class population grows, resulting in a significant need for acoustic insulation materials.
This is not just about acoustic insulation; it’s also about its effectiveness. Many companies sell acoustic insulation without thinking about how reliable, cost-effective, and long-lasting it is. EPA offers acoustic insulations that are good, affordable, reliable, and durable. We provide business insulation retrofits, acoustic solutions, and thermal efficiency solutions that other acoustic insulation firms have overlooked.
We also offer the best efficient prompt acoustic insulations at an affordable price. Our experts in acoustic insulation are readily available to offer technical advice that will ensure derivation of maximum satisfaction. Location is not a barrier as we cut across major cities. And new developments in Africa.
Furthermore, there has been a spike in requests in credible energy audits and feasibility research in Africa. This is as a result of many African users who do not get the best out of expensively invested energy projects. Energy audits in Africa, especially in communities that experience problems with energy efficiency, is an important process as it efficiently reduces your energy consumption and pollutant emission. People are always aiming to make the best out of their energy in the shortest amount of time. However, this depends on the services; nevertheless, saving little amounts of energy over time can result in greater energy savings and lower environmental emissions. Energy audits in Africa can detect energy use and expenses, and it can evolve over time to develop strategies to minimize waste, increase efficiency, and optimize supply energy. Why do you prefer to pay for energy you do not use? Why waste energy when you can save it for future use? How sure are you that your appliances have not been consuming more than is required? Energy Project Africa (EPA) saves you from the problem of wasting energy by auditing your energy use through power generation, electrical, insulation, energy management products, products partnership and technical support partnerships.
Our service speaks and advertises us in terms of best quality, actionable work and recommendations at affordable rates. We have been able to provide benefits of actionable work, recommendations, and real savings achieved at affordable rates. Also, an area in which clients, after consulting with us, get to save a lot of their money for high optimum performance is in energy sourcing.
When it comes to energy sourcing, it is essential to look for a provider who offers competitive pricing and a solution that is tailored to your individual needs. Depending on the industry, many firms have specific energy usage requirements, and partnering with the correct supplier assures improved efficiency. Energy Project Africa (EPA) procurement services are designed to support your equipment needs in power generation, electrical, insulation and energy management projects, through product and technical support partnerships.
EPA provides best quality services, technical specifications and support to medium and large organizations, industries and manufacturers in African major cities, commercial and industrial hubs. These services have been offered to procurement arms of major companies in Africa through on demand delivery, technical support and a wide range of products at affordable rates.
Energy Project Africa is a new energy company located in Lagos, Nigeria with the professional know-how in solar energy procurement, including but not limited to building of solar plants and mini or/and microgrids, feasibility processes, energy auditing that enhances energy efficiency, and electrical and lighting arrangements for excellent business comfort. If you need a partner with hands-on local expertise in the African clean energy space or any of our bespoke solutions/services, kindly visit www.energy-project.africa to learn more.