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Fullriver develops hybrid power solution for Nigeria

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Clean energy solutions provider, Fullriver Nigeria Limited, says it is committed to bringing innovation into Nigeria’s power ecosystem via a hybrid approach that is of global standard.

The technological solution, which originates from Belgium, aggregated power supply from multiple sources like wind, solar, and grid into an inverter powered by a battery technology developed by Fullriver.

Fullriver, which has official locations in five continents of the world (until recently in Africa), hopes to use the Nigerian market to reach out to the entire African region.

Speaking at the unveiling of the company’s hi-tech ABS/AGM batteries in Lagos, the Managing Director, Fullriver Nigeria , Mike Nwanegbo, said the batteries were configured to withstand pressure where other batteries had failed.

He said the batteries could generally last between seven to 25 years depending on the model, adding that it is maintenance-free and is 99.9 per cent pure lead.
Nwanegbo explained: “The batteries do not spill as they have epoxy-sealed regulated valves with ABS and brass terminal, and there is no watering, no cleaning acid off batteries, no cleaning and replacing corroded cables.

“They have more lead than in the same size wet batteries since plates can go from bottom to top of container. This means longer life, as it eiminates premature failure that wet batteries face due to improper watering and lack of maintenance.

According to him, the batteries would operate without a charge after long period of storage.

On the solar panel option, the Managing Partner, Fullriver Battery, Bob Backx, assured that with a 144 pieces of DC1150-2 technology, Nigerians could save over 63 per cent of energy. The photovoltaic (PV) panels, according to him, works without batteries.

For the windmill, he said the technology was developed to ensure super-high efficiency, as it has permanent Neodyne magnets and needs no recharging.

“There is no energy loss for creating EM-field. It delivers at low wind speeds, has self-designed controller with three fases to guaranty more power with less vibrations. It has five blades for more startup power,” he added.


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