Submitted by: Ashdam Solar Company Limited
Implemented country: Nigeria
Title: Solar Lighting in Nigeria

Ashdam Solar has develop and market affordable custom-built solar lighting systems for both rural and urban regions in Nigeria. In most parts of Nigeria, the grid supply of electricity is either unavailable or very erratic for most basic applications. The more affluent residents use generators that run on fuel but then have to deal with problems of fuel scarcity, fire hazards associated with fuel storage, polluting emissions, and noise. The others have to rely on kerosene lamps, candles, oil lamps, rechargeable lanterns (requiring reliable electricity supply) or simply resign themselves to staying in the dark all night. Insecurity of life and property is rife as a result of the grossly inadequate lighting for the vast majority of homes.

Category: Fire