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What is the cost of solar home systems compared to diesel generators and PHCN?

Just like generators and inverters, solar home systems have various sizing, suited to different applications, needs and preferences. Here is an example of a solar home system compared to a generator-

generator

Generator and PHCN

Electricity meter credit
Fueling of generator
Cost of generator (1KVA)

Cost per month (N)

5,000
10,000

Cost per year (N)

60,000
120,000
50,000
230,000

**Fuel and meter credit costs are recurrent over time
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Solar Home System

Cost of equivalent solar system
Fuel

 

Cost (N)

220,000
Free from the sun

The cost is a one-off payment, providing longer-term value for your money and savings on electricity bills
Recommended load
Lights
Fan
Television
DVD Player
Decoder
Computer/Laptop
Quantity
5
2
1
1
1
1
Hours per day
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