How to Start a Solar Power and Inverter Business in Nigeria

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The future of solar energy is undoubtedly a profitable business, given that the sun is the largest source of energy on the planet and that it is available all year round, free of charge, thanks to solar panels and renewable energies.

You should get into this business because more and more Nigerians are looking for cheap and reliable power sources. And whoever is looking for a good business, will be able to take advantage of this business with a future that is just beginning and that will surely increase in the coming years. One of the best things about this business is that solar panels are not as expensive as they seem and also leave a good profit margin.

One of the main goals of this business is to offer customers solar panels and inverters to alternate or completely replace the epileptic power in the country, basically you will be responsible for the installations and maintenance of these renewable energy systems to give your client something functional and safe.

Many people look for this alternative, to put an end to those electricity bills that are getting more expensive each day. With these solar and inverter systems, the power will be more stable and the monthly consumption of a family drops drastically, leaving the client satisfied.

Running the Business:

The most basic thing to start, is to plan your business to know how much money you will need to invest in the business, and the city where you are going to market it. Another thing to keep in mind, is to learn the types of solar panels and what their function is.

Below I will specify some and their main functions.

Network Photovoltaic System:

Well, these solar energy panels are capable of generating 100% of the required energy, unlike other panels, this system is connected to the conventional electricity grid. This is because if the panel generates low voltage or the climatic conditions are not optimal, the system will be complemented with the electrical network to provide the required energy flow and thus prevent electrical appliances from being burned.

Independent Photovoltaic System:

This system generates electric current with solar panels, it is an ideal system for country houses or rural businesses that do not have an electrical network. Compared to the previous one, this solar energy panel provides 100% flow and does not need the conventional network.

There are many more brands of panels and other functions, although they do not vary much. But at the time of starting this business, the best thing is to understand and verify the costs of each product. Sometimes it is preferable to buy a good brand with a superior material to avoid headaches, since this must withstand any climatological condition so that it does not deteriorate so quickly.

Main Services For This Business:

  • Installation and maintenance of inverters and solar energy panels.
  • Installation of solar cells for cookers, water heaters, air conditionals and other home and business appliances.

Where to get Adequate Training:

In the case of solar technologies, optimal training is always the best guarantee. In Nigeria, Lagos has led the development of solar technology, both photothermal and photovoltaic, accumulating an unparalleled experience. Therefore, the best option to choose the trainers of the future specialists in solar energy in Nigeria, is to go directly to where this experience resides.

How to Offer Your Services:

Well at the time of offering your services of solar panels and inverters, the best thing is to sell you via social media. You should also create promotions and advertise in residential places, since in these places people are more likely to buy these materials. This kind of products sell very well and every day, there are more people getting involved. When you start your business, you will have to find people who will work with you to make your business grow even more.

I also recommend you set up a shop in an with lot of footfall so people can easily find and recommend you.

To finish, this is a profitable business without a doubt. Nowadays, companies such as Google have become involved in this type of business, where solar energy, solar panels and renewable energies have entered. And now is the time to take advantage before it expands much more.


Written by Deborah Odejide

She is a US-based Nigerian, a physician in the Department of Dermatology at the Sensix College of Medicine in Charleston. She was formerly a zoologist with a special interest in how animals communicate using chemical smells.


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