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Canadian Company introduces Solar Powered Laptop to Nigeria

posted May 8, 2014, 9:05 AM by Nnamdi Eguh

Canadian company Wewi Telecommunications has introduced its solar-powered laptop into the Nigerian market with a focus on revolutionising Africa’s tech sector, especially computing.

The company said its Sun Operated Laptop (SOL) is the such device totally powered by the sun.

Saadina Dantata, chairman of Wewi Telecommunications, said plans are underway to begin product assembly in Nigeria and set up customer service centres across the country.

He also announced the company is talking to agencies such as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to deploy the SOL for general election purposes.

Dantata said: “We have demonstrated the product to INEC and they believe that this is the way to go.”

The company is selling each laptop for NGN100,000 (US$620) and is offering a 12-month warranty.