According to a statement by Lande Abudu, executive secretary at REAN, the portal is a Nigerian-German initiative that was developed in partnership with Ideas into Energy, a non-profit organisation.
It was developed to facilitate the development of a market dynamic that will bring competitive solar energy to medium sized power users in order to “unlock Nigeria’s great industrious potential”.
The group said most Nigerians are still sceptical about the use of solar energy and are unaware that it is a cheaper source of power compared to diesel or petrol generators.
The website it said would educate energy consumers on the “silent revolution” that is taking place in the solar industry and point potential investors to reputable suppliers and opportunities in the sector.
“In Nigeria, the attitude towards solar power is still mitigated today as it is often heard that “Solar doesn’t work” because some initial projects may have underperformed in the past,” the statement read.
Source: The Cable