According to this World Bank 2019 report on Electricity Access in Sub-Saharan Africa, only 43% of the region has access to electricity compared to the global access rate of 87%. This shows that we have a long way to go when it comes to lighting up Africa. Africa has the world’s fastest-growing and youngest population. According to the Africa Energy 2019 Outlook, one-in-two people added to the world population between today and 2040 are set to be African, and the continent becomes the world’s most populous region by 2023, overtaking China and India. Growing urban populations mean rapid growth in energy demand for industrial production, cooling and mobility.

Electricity demand in Africa today is 700 terawatt-hours (TWh), with the North African economies and South Africa accounting for over 70% of the total.

Africa needs a significant scale-up in electricity sector investment in generation and grids, for which it currently ranks among the lowest in the world. Despite being home to 17% of the world’s population, Africa currently accounts for just 4% of global power supply investment. 

…….enters PSC Solar UK

PSC SOLAR (UK) is Africa’s largest Solar PV Panel manufacturer and Total Solar/Hybrid Inverter Electricity Systems integrator. PSC SOLAR UK and its associated PSC SOLAR EU are involved in the manufacture, sales, installation, repairs and maintenance of high-quality German-made inverters, super efficiency solar panels, solar street lights with or without CCTV camera, lithium and deep cycle batteries, combiner boxes, AC/DC breakers and all types of accessories. PSC SOLAR UK has 16 offices all over West Africa, the UK and Europe.

Out of passion for solutions to climate change as well as poor electricity infrastructure & supply all over West Africa, PSC SOLAR UK was founded by Dr Patrick Owelle over 30 years ago. Established in December 1989, PSC SOLAR UK was started out of a need to provide standalone sustainable electricity using solar panels for over 30,000 parking meters in the UK.

PSC SOLAR UK serves different customer groups, they power homes, industries, government and large utility companies/organizations. In addition to the installation of solar and inverter systems, PSC SOLAR UK also sells solar street lights with or without CCTV cameras, audio for law enforcement, traffic management, highways and city streets, banks, universities etc. Ideal customers also include car dealerships, car manufacturers, car and bus owners because they produce and sell electric chargers for electric vehicles.

Over the years, PSC SOLAR UK has been very intentional about its processes especially because they have over 16 offices and serve a lot of customers. Some of their other locations are Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Gambia, and Benin. If you are in any of these locations, you can get your inverters and batteries from here.

They have paid great attention to excellent customer service. In fact, they only offer their customers German-made solar and inverter electricity components & batteries with the highest quality. Their products are sold at affordable prices and they also have an excellent warranty policy. 

PSC SOLAR UK has 2 major core values they live by:

  • High-quality products at exceptionally low and competitive prices.
  • Excellent customer service all year round.

Just like every other company solving problems across the world, there are always challenges that put a bump in the journey. PSC SOLAR UK has had its fair share of challenges, some of them are incredibly high importation costs and foreign exchange problems. However, like every other passionate company, PSC SOLAR UK hasn’t let the challenges deter them from succeeding and growing the company.

For PSC SOLAR UK, the motivating factor is the drive to become the best in the provision of affordable and sustainable electric power in Africa.

You can learn more about PSC SOLAR UK’s activities by following them on social media – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn. You can also watch some of their videos on their YouTube channel.

PSC SOLAR UK also a Flutterwave Store where they sell some of their products, if you want to power your homes or offices, visit their Store or website to buy inverters and batteries.

With PSC SOLAR UK’s payments powered and protected by Flutterwave, Africa’s top online payment platform, they can continue their work of powering Africa through sustainable energy. At Flutterwave, we are on a mission to simplify payments for endless possibilities. If you run an online business, let us help you get paid across the world, contact us here.

Published by Rotimi Okungbaye

Manager, Product Marketing