US electric car manufacturer, TESLA, plans to introduce batteries on the Nigerian market that can power homes and businesses. The batteries would allow for consumers’ in remote areas without access to the national power grid a more stabilized and clean energy source.
Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprise, Alex Okoh, said, “TESLA’s introduction could take advantage of palpable outrage in a country where over 190 million people share barely 400 MW of power”.
TESLA batteries have the capacity of storing solar energy and serve as a backup system for consumers during lights out.
The introduction of TESLA creates an alternative to power for consumers in Nigeria.