Energy and Power

Concerning alternative energy and backup systems

Most of my friends know that the last time a generator was used in my office was sometime in 2005 and without electricity the office practically shuts down. A good number of... Read more

Author: Afam Nnaji | Posted 2 years ago | seen 2,799 times

Your inverter backup system is only as good as the state of charge of your battery bank

I installed just this morning an imported made in India 3.6kva 48vdc inverter for a client and realized that the charging current was just 11 amps as clearly stated on the... Read more

Author: Afam Nnaji | Posted 3 years ago | seen 3,090 times

How poor execution of projects could negatively affect innovations and cost effective solutions

There is this road between Alausa and 7UP in Ikeja (can't remember the name now). All the solar powered street lights that were installed by the previous administration (Fashola's) have been... Read more

Author: Afam Nnaji | Posted 4 years ago | seen 2,620 times

Making sense of inverter backup systems

Concerning using inverter backup systems at home or in the office please keep the following in mind1. Inverter backup systems are not replacements but backup to your primary source of electricity2.... Read more

Author: Afam Nnaji | Posted 4 years ago | seen 3,806 times

Steady electricity for Nigerians in 6 months or less

We can get steady power supply in 6 months and we need not break the bank to do so neither do we need to be held hostage by foreign investors that... Read more

Author: Afam | Posted 9 years ago | seen 2,944 times

Problems with implementing alternative energy projects in Nigeria

As the cost of energy from conventional sources like fossil fuel and coal continues to increase and the need to reduce the level of carbon emission that is being argued as... Read more

Author: Afam Nnaji | Posted 9 years ago | seen 3,982 times

Proposed energy tariff hike and privatization; the role energy efficiency can play

Energy remains a moving target and as long as we have population increase and proliferation of electronic and electrical gadgets and appliances the energy requirement will continue to increase. This means... Read more

Author: Afam Nnaji | Posted 9 years ago | seen 2,985 times

How to choose a good backup battery

As the saying goes, your backup system is only as good as the state of charge of your battery or battery bank (2 or more batteries connected together). How can you... Read more

Author: Afam Nnaji | Posted 10 years ago | seen 4,368 times

7 Questions before getting an inverter back up system

Quite a number of Nigerians have used inverter backup systems with varying degree of satisfaction with some of the projects failing completely. How then can one ensure that the next inverter... Read more

Author: Afam Nnaji | Posted 10 years ago | seen 2,058 times

Nigeria Energy Problem; common sense and relevant knowledge needed

A lot of people have come up with many solutions to the current energy problem in Nigeria with solutions proffered ranging from incorrect conclusions to wishful thinking based on wrong premises.What... Read more

Author: Afam Nnaji | Posted 12 years ago | seen 2,823 times

Inverter backup - Battery charger, the weakest link

An inverter backup system is made up of an inverter, a battery charger (integrated or dedicated) and of course a battery bank.A properly sized inverter will handle any selected loads and... Read more

Author: Afam Nnaji | Posted 12 years ago | seen 4,184 times