There are numerous opportunities to create a profitable solar business enterprise.
Since 2015, i have immersed myself into this, constantly thought about it and so was able to come up with numerous ways which i shared in my new book – How to Make Money from Solar.
But there’s something you need to understand first.
This is like the baseline
You want to know the key?
The key is stepping out of the general solar conversation bubble and looking at it from the ceiling top or with a bird eye view, from out side the box and you will observe several opportunities that are not on google.The problem is people think of solar solutions for electricity as mono (one way use).
At the mention of solar all people think of is:
Installing Solar Panels on rooftops.
There are over 20 other different ways to plug into the solar sector.
Let me give you a quick secret
Think about modular solar solutions to solve “one” specifc / important need in a business process or value chain.
Emphasis is on “one”
I shared this in class yesterday with my students at RETTI during the solar business class and and their mouths were agape.
If you get this, if you’re able to think this way, you will balance well and profitably in the #Cleantech sector.
Till i talk to you again.
I have helped 53 young people who are RETTI alumni create profitable solar businessess. On 3 – 5th May in Ajah Lagos, for three days i will teach precisely about opportunities to create a side hustle in the solar sector. The course title is – Solar PV Entrepreneurship; How to Create a Profitable Solar Business Enterprise. Register HERE.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Glory’s life goal is to be a positive part of people’s lives and make good impact. She’s passionate about economic development of Nigeria and work in the field of renewable energy and environmental sustainability to promote Nigeria’s economic growth through job creation and education. She is the founder of Climate Smart Nigeria which promotes Climate Change Education in Nigerian institutions and provide capacity building on renewable energy technologies. Recently she established the Renewable Energy Technology Training Institute (RETTI) where she is also the Chief Instructor. The institute grooms the next generation of efficient installers and entrepreneurs with a focus on women who will serve as a competent workforce for the renewable energy industry and provide solutions to Nigeria’s prevalent energy problems as entrepreneurs.
Under Glory’s leadership, RETTI recently lauched THE RETTI Virtual University (RVU), Africa’s first online courses platform for affordable and easy access solar education with eight pilot courses to assist people wanting to get into the energy sector especially renewables.
Glory recently received the Florence School of Regulation’s – Lights on Women Award as one of four women out of 150 women from 64 countries. This award will granted her a featured interview with the FSR and a scholarship to study the course – #Electric #Vehicles (EV), a Power Sector Perspective and expand her knowledge about how EVs, #Charging #Infrastructure and the #V2X (Vehicle to Everything) concept will change the face of electricity and transportation.
Glory has published four books to promote the knowledge of climate change and renewable energy; Something is happening; Our world is changing; Understanding the Basics of Climate Change– for Secondary Schools – The Concept and Science of Climate Change – for the general adult public, A short thriller story – The Year Ran Mad – which depicts the impact of climate change on livelihood for Primary schools and The Girl who saw tomorrow, a short novel for secondary school –bit.ly/rettiM
Glory can consult for African government entities about regulation for Electric Vehicles.
MORE ABOUT GLORY
She is the recipient of several local and international awards and recognitions which include (a) Nigerian Star from the US Mission in Nigeria (2018), (b) The Nigerian Energy Champion Prize from the Nigerian Energy Awards (2015), (c) President Obama’s Mandela Washington Fellowship Award (2015), (d) The Young Energy Professional of the Year Award by Nigeria Energy Awards (2018), (e) A Foremost Woman in Renewable Energy award recipient (2017); (f) Environmental Award of Excellence, Environmental Community Development group (2014) In April 2019, Glory was selected
as one of 15 African female business leaders to attend United States Government’s launch of the OPIC 2X
Africa and meet with advisor to President of USA – Ms. Ivanka Trump and the Ethiopian President – Ms Sahle-Work Zewde.
In the course of her work she has met and shared platforms with a number high profile personalities and leaders at the national and international levels, including President Barack Obama, US Senator Chris Coons, Advisor to President Trump, Ms Ivanka Trump, Gov. Jack Markell of Delaware USA, Ethiopian President – Ms Sahle-Work Zewde, The USG Undersecretary for Energy – Mr Mark Menezes and former Vice President Ebitu Ukiwe of Nigeria.
She is a consultant for Nigeria’s largest renewable energy event, the Nigerian Alternative Energy Expo. She was a former Vice President of the Mandela Washington Fellowship Association of Nigeria (MWFAAN), and is currently an active member. She’s an alumna of Abia State University, Nigeria, The Lagos Business School, University of Delaware, USA, European Energy Institute and The Florence School of Regulation, Italy.