By Emeka Aginam
At the just concluded tour of its new factory in Oregun, Lagos, the Managing Director of Omatek Computers, Engr. Florence Seriki has appealed to the Federal Government of Nigeria to reduce the cost of broadband access to encourage people to acquire computers and other digital devices. According to Seriki, if cost of broadband access was reduced to the barest minimum, both local and foreign ICT vendors will make more sales.
Speaking on the company’s solution, she assured that solar hybrid is an alternative power solutions with the use of LED bulbs together with street lights and alternative power solution using solar and LED technology.
With optimism, she told industry leaders at the event that Omatek solar power solutions combine the benefits of the solar system and those of the LED technology to proffer solutions that reduce energy consumption considerably while saving costs by 60-85% whilst providing 24-hour lighting solution.
The use of our solar/LED solution, she added can result in significant operational and maintenance cost savings for schools, public offices, hospitals, hotels, street lighting implementation, rural electrification and rural water system
According to her, research showed that Nigeria’s power problem was not just power generation and distribution but also of power consumption, so a solution to this problem was informed.
“We have designed power saving fluorescents that consume 18W instead of the normal 42W and other power consumers from which 85% saving is already being made on power consumption. Combining the power saving bulbs with the solar solution gives a 24 hour power solution even when public power is absent.