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Emmanuel Anuoluwapo presenting the SUNPOD - A 114,000mAh Solar Power Station before Diaspora Digital Media (DDM)

A student of the Kwara State University, Ilorin in Nigeria, Mr. Emmanuel Anuoluwapo, has developed a mobile power station, SUNPOD – A 114,000mAh Solar Power Station.

What is the SUNPOD Solar Power Station?

The SUNPOD – A 114,000mAh Solar Power Station is an electricity device meant to solve all electrical needs in an average Nigerian home.

Better still, it can be powered by solar, a free and abundant natural commodity in Africa.

Pictures of the mobile innovation from the Kwara State University student shows an apparatus that can power simple apparat in the home, including electric bulbs.

SUNPOD - A 114,000mAh Solar Power Station

SUNPOD – A 114,000mAh Solar Power Station

When Diaspora Digital Media (DDM) visited Anuoluwapo at his work station at the University, he disclosed that the device can solve multiple electrical needs.

He said that the innovation will curb a dearth of electricity in the country if well harnessed and developed.

Find below a picture of the mobile SUNPOD Solar Power Station innovation:

Solar Power Station

Solar Power Station

Speaking to DDM, Anuoluwapo said: “My name is Emmanuel, the Engineering student that came up with an innovation because of lack of electricity in Nigeria.

“I sent all the details regarding my innovation (SUNPOD Solar Power Station) here in order to attract attention.

“I appreciate assistance and support on wanting to help my innovation goes viral in Nigeria and beyond.

“It is indeed a great thing.”

Emmanuel Anuoluwapo at his work station at the Kwara State University, Ilorin

Emmanuel Anuoluwapo at his work station at the Kwara State University, Ilorin

What is the electricity status in Nigeria?

Nigeria faces a triple challenge when it comes to providing reliable power supply, hence the SUNPOD Solar Power Station.

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First among them is reliability. The availability of electricity in Nigeria has worsened over the years.

The country has been unable to meet demand due to policies, regulations, and management of operations.

Second is greenhouse gas emissions. Balancing energy needs with environmental concerns is crucial.

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is essential for sustainable development.

Another factor is affordability. Keeping energy affordable for consumers is another critical aspect.

High costs can disproportionately affect vulnerable populations.

Approximately 71% of Nigeria’s population lacks access to energy, which significantly impacts health, education, and economic development.

Watch video of Emmanuel talking about his SUNPOD Solar Power Station innovation as an engineering student, its functions and the advantages for Nigeria and Nigerians:

What are the hurdles before Nigeria’s universal energy access by 2030?

The Nigerian government aims to achieve universal energy access by 2030. However, several challenges persist.

One is insufficient power generation which can be provided by SUNPOD Solar Power Station.

Nigeria’s energy mix relies heavily on petroleum reserves, natural gas, hydroelectricity, and solar.

Efforts, however, are being made to diversify energy sources and improve infrastructure.

Next is energy poverty.

Over 140 million people lack access to energy, highlighting the urgency of addressing energy poverty.

Finally, private sector investments are lacking.

Collaborating with the private sector is crucial to unlock the necessary capital for a just energy transition.

To address these challenges, Nigeria must invest in renewable energy, such as Anuoluwapo’s SUNPOD Solar Power Station.

She also needs to enhance energy efficiency and expand access to clean and affordable electricity.

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By doing so, the country can pave the way for a more sustainable and equitable energy future.

The SUNPOD Solar Power Station beckons!


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