SGI is creating measurable impact in Nigeria and aspires to replicate these impacts along the length and breadth of Sub-Saharan Africa.
Access to electricity:
SGI offers clean, cost-effective electricity to households and businesses operating off grid. Our products are made for all market segments and used by all. Our low income customers have an opportunity to own solar home systems that are a clean and affordable alternative to unsafe, harmful and expensive stop gap technologies. In addition to high quality lighting, our value proposition also includes phone charging and access to energy efficient appliances, which enables entrepreneurial end users to generate incremental income. We are consistently lighting up thousands of households and businesses nationwide, thus raising the standard of living significantly.
Kicking out fossil fuels:
SGI’s products are powered by energy from the sun with no associated greenhouse gas emissions or black carbon, consequently reducing global warming and air pollution. In most rural communities, dimly lit Kerosene lamps, noisy generators and candles are used by most households. These lamps emit toxic fumes that are dangerous to those who surround themselves with these pollutants. Kerosene also proposes an increased risk to children as they are exposed to fire and lung damage. SGI is replacing kerosene lamp with a cleaner and safer energy source for its customers. Energy that is provided by our solar home systems constantly cost customers less than the monthly cost spent on other existing energy sources that are also harmful. These alternatives are replaced with SGI’s clean and reliable solar power that gives families a living environment that is safe, noiseless and healthy.
More for Me More For You:
Our household customers are spending more on other vital services such as healthcare and education as they experience a cut in their energy budget. The affordability of our solar home systems ensues savings off their current energy spending while accessing brighter lighting and quality electronic appliances. Businesses generate more revenue from low-cost lighting products that allow them keep their enterprises open for longer hours and sell their excess energy. Our solar home systems enable end users launch income generating establishments like phone charging kiosks, barbershops, and grocery shops.
Boost the Economy:
SGI’s energy solution has regenerated many rural economies by increasing productivity of existing enterprises and creating jobs and new businesses. By training local agents, technicians and marketers in remote communities, we provide job opportunities in locations with regular high unemployment rates. Through our business packages, entrepreneurial customers are also able to effectively fund their businesses and other income generating activities. We are constantly creating new jobs and providing economic opportunity through our internal recruitment, free-lance agents, technicians and installers.
Reaching the Unbanked:
We are providing financial services and creating credit history for our unbanked end users through our mobile money payment option and collaboration with Micro finance institutions for sales and distribution. Our payment platform enables customer’s access financial services, promote their credit profiles and gives them a perceptible rationale for regular usage and exposure. We aspire to reach millions of households and businesses in remote communities, whilst simultaneously stimulating economic and social development.
Window to the world:
SGI is improving access to information and exposure of rural dwellers through its DC TVs and other electronic appliances. We are consistently increasing end users quality of life in rural areas by providing better illumination and longer hours needed for social interaction, studying, security and business activities. Numerous number of customers have testified to increased study time and improved grades for their children, improved security and entrepreneurial empowerment since the purchase of our solar systems.
I HAVE NOT HAD LIGHT IN 9 YEARS; I HAVE HAD TO SPEND A LOT OF MONEY ON FUEL, SGI HAS HELPED ME SAVE MONEY AND HEALTH COST. I CAN COMFORTABLY PAY MY CHILDREN’S SCHOOL FEES.
MR TAJUDEEN KAZEEM
SGI HAS CHANGED MY LIFE FROM DARKNESS; I CAN KEEP MY SHOP OPEN FOR LONGER HOURS; MY LIFE IS BRIGHTER NOW!!
MISS SANNI ASSISAT
SGI HAS MADE READING EASIER AND BETTER, I CAN DO MY HOMEWORK AND READ INTO THE NIGHT AND NOT STRAIN MY EYES WITH BAD LIGHTS.
IN THE 4 YEARS I HAVE OWNED MY SHOP, I HAVE NEVER SEEN ELECTRICITY BUT SGI HAS TURNED MY BUSINESS AROUND REMARKABLY I HAVE RECORDED 80% INCREASE IN MY INCOME.