ASSDIA is a CAC-registered trade association of solar system professionals and advocates based in Abuja, Nigeria. We are the voice of the solar industry in Abuja and Nigeria at large. We embody the innovation and entrepreneurship that rightly defines solar energy.
Our trade association represents over 60 corporate and individual members across the entire solar supply chain. More...
Overview of Solar Energy in Nigeria
Solar energy is the cleanest and most abundant renewable energy source available in the world today, and fortunately Nigeria has some of the richest solar resources in the planet.
Solar power is energy from the sun that is converted into thermal or electrical energy.
Electrical energy is generated when Photovoltaic principles are used to produce electricity viz solar panels made of silicon becomes charged electrically when subjected to sunlight.
The electrical charge is consolidated in the PV panel and directed to the output terminals to produce low voltage (direct current) of usually 6-24 volts.
The solar panels are directed at the solar south in the northern hemisphere and to the solar south in the northern hemisphere at an angle dictated by the geographic location and latitude of where they are to be installed.
The angle is however usually between latitude plus 15 degrees and latitude minus 15 degrees depending on whether – dry or rainy season bias is desirable in the system.
Aside the solar panels, other components included in a solar power system include charge controllers, batteries and battery inverters.
Solar panels charge the batteries and the charge regulators ensure the proper charging of the batteries.
The batteries provide DC voltage to the inverters which now converts the DC to AC voltage.
Our Achievements & Accomplishments
Purchase of LandASSDIA has completed payment of a parcel of land in Masaka, Nasarawa State, for the construction of Solar Lab.
Abuja Solar Conference 2018
ASSDIA successfully hosted Abuja Solar Conference 2018. The event was well attended.
The theme of the conference was "Building a Strong Solar Industry to Power Nigeria"