Solar-powered laptop computer introduced to Nigerian Market


Canadian company, Wewi Telecommunications Inc., has introduced a solar-powered laptop into the Nigerian market,that could revolutionalise computing in Africa.

SOL (Sun Operated Laptop) is presently the only sun-powered laptop in the world as it is 100 per cent powered by the sun.

Speaking at the product launch on Monday in Abuja, the company's chairman, Saadina Dantata said that the firm is working towards assembling the product in Nigeria, adding that it would establish customer service centres all over country, starting with the six geo-political zones.

Dantata disclosed that the company would send some Nigerians to Canada for training and would recruit some of the unemployed computer graduates to assist in the technical aspect of the job.

He pointed out that the company is already in talks with some government agencies like the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to see if the product could be used for the conduct of its activities, including elections.
'We have demonstrated the product to INEC and they believe that this is the way to go". According to him, the laptop comes with a one year warranty that covers every aspect of the laptop and cost below N100,000.

Also speaking, the Chief Technical Officer of the company, Roland Carlson noted that 25 per cent of the global population has no access to electricity, adding that the product has its potential in Africa considering the the abundant solar energy in the region.