Solar Energy is a Sustainability Goal for 2022
As 2021 comes to a close, the topic of preserving the planet and reducing global warming is hotter than ever before. Indeed, as we try to meet global development and conservation goals to limit the average temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, and strive to adapt to protect communities and natural habitats, the aim is to meet present needs without compromising future abilities.
However, certain countries suffer a lot more from the adverse effects of global warming. In the case of nations in Sub-Saharan Africa, even though the region has contributed the least to climate change, the extreme weather conditions experienced there will worsen if its growing population continues to rely on polluting fossil fuels for electricity production.
Whilst it is a big responsibility for this generation and the ones after, it can also be addressed on micro and personal levels, with small steps also making a difference. But how? Solar power is the answer, and there’s no better time to start than now.
Having access to affordable, reliable and clean energy in Sub-Saharan Africa is easier said than done, with around 1 billion people in Africa living with poor or no access to the electricity grid. In Nigeria alone, 85 million people live out of its reach, meaning the population has historically had no choice but to rely on fossil fuels for their electricity production.
Lumos’ technology transforms solar energy into electricity that is stored in the Lumos Yellow Box. The solar panels are installed on house roofs by a member of the Lumos technical team and customers have access to customer service if ever they need it. Once the Lumos Yellow Box and panels are installed, customers can start enjoying access to power immediately.
The Lumos Effect
Once households and small businesses are set up with Lumos, they’re able to replace or lower their dependence on fossil fuels. This contributes to the global goal of reducing individual carbon footprints and lessening the amount of air pollution that goes back into the atmosphere. Additionally, they also are able to live in an area free of dangerous fumes produced by generators, increasing their safety in their own homes. Indeed, 88% of Lumos customers saw their quality of life improve.