Updated: Oct 19
As the world continues to face the realities of climate change and the need to reduce carbon emissions, Lumos is leading the way for countries in Sub-Saharan Africa like Nigeria and Côte d'Ivoire by providing sustainable and affordable solar energy solutions. By providing clean power, Lumos makes users’ homes and businesses healthier to spend time in, in addition to reducing costs, to help create a brighter future.
Clean and Sustainable Power In Nigeria, 46% of the population relies on unhealthy and expensive generators to have a basic level of power. By using solar power solutions, Lumos users can reduce their dependence on fossil fuels, decreasing their carbon emissions in the process. Indeed, Lumos uses solar power that produces no greenhouse gases, toxic pollutants, or other harmful emissions. This benefits the environment and ensures that users have access to a reliable source of clean energy.
A Healthier Home and Business In addition to being more sustainable, Lumos is a healthier option for users. Traditional energy sources, such as fuel-powered generators and lighting solutions such as kerosene lamps, release harmful fumes that can be detrimental to human health. In Côte d'Ivoire 33% of the population uses kerosene lanterns for basic light. These lanterns can irritate the eyes and cause other health issues including breathing difficulties. With Lumos, users are able to eliminate these risks and breathe cleaner air in their homes and businesses. Indeed almost half the users of solar home systems saw improvements in their health after switching from fuel-powered generators to solar power.
Less Costs for Users With volatile fuel prices, those relying on fuel-powered generators may not always be able to afford to have electricity at home for extended periods of time. Solar power is a more cost-effective solution that has the potential to electrify 55% of currently unconnected households over the next five years. This means that users would no longer have to depend on the unpredictability of fuel prices and can reduce their costs associated with electricity at home. With affordable and accessible solar energy, users can have more to invest in their future and build a better life for themselves and their families.
Brighter Days Ahead Overall, solar-powered solutions such as Lumos are the cleanest, healthiest and most cost-effective way to electrify millions of homes and small and medium businesses. Indeed, by providing an alternative to traditional generators, Lumos contributes to creating a brighter and more relaxing future for people across Nigeria and Côte d’Ivoire.