¹ USIKPEDO CHARLES OLORDO , ² OKERI PROSPER ELO
¹,²MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, DELTA STATE POLYTECHNIC, OGWASHI-UKU, DELTA STATE, NIGERIA.
² DIRECTORATE OF TRANSPORT, ASABA
Nigeria has been plagued in recent times with epileptic power supply. There is need to develop an alternative power supply to ameliorate the situation. The solar power plant is a device that can adequately serve as an alternative to the power supply by the Power Holding Company of Nigeria. The major components of the Solar Power Plants are the frame two solar panels, solar charge controller, inverter, battery, and the cable. The frame was constructed from angle bars welded into two rectangular shapes to house the panel. Design and stress calculation were done to ensure the safety of the project. Tests were carried out to ascertain the functionality of the project by connecting a laptop computer to the power plant for 6 hours. The difference in voltage was about 0.5 volts, which was negligible. The Watt per square meter of Ogwashi-Uku was determined to 125.4 Watts/Square Meter.