By G9ija

ZOLA Electric, a renewable energy provider, has announced the donation of high-tech solar power systems to some Lagos State Government-owned Primary Health Centres as part of its commitment to help fight the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic through the availability of 24-hour electricity supply to Nigerians.

The company said the donations included its flagship product, ZOLA Infinity, which it described as a lithium-ion battery-based hybrid power system designed to incorporate solar electricity generation, energy storage, and power from the grid to deliver reliable 24-hour anywhere.

Others are the ZOLA Flex Power-1 units, containing grid charger/adapter, DC bulbs/strip lights, solar panel, lithium-ion battery unit and AC inverter for powering AC appliances, according to the statement.

The acting Managing Director, ZOLA Electric Nigeria, Mr Olufemi Ashipa, said, “This donation is a gesture that takes into recognition that this pandemic has hit vulnerable communities disproportionately hard across the world.

“As proponents of helping Nigeria bridge the huge energy deficit, we understand that inconsistent power delivery to rural communities, especially the primary care clinics, has left them exposed and unable to combat life-threatening diseases, particularly this ravaging virus.”

According to him, this action aligns with the company’s mission to ‘deliver clean 24-hour power anywhere’.

He said, “We are confident that these high-tech solar systems, which have been installed at no cost, will enable the PHCs to stay connected and effectively serve their communities.

“Thus, we have trained the recipients to optimise the power systems’ output and ensure the community enjoys the ZOLA Electric premium technology’s full benefits.

“We commend the Lagos State Government, led by the Incident Commander and Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for the effective management of the pandemic, as well as our colleagues in the private sector for collaborating with the government to tackle the spread of the deadly virus.”

ZOLA Electric is currently powering hospitals and health care centres across Ghana, Tanzania, Côte d’Ivoire and Rwanda with its ZOLA systems, according to the statement.