Development of a Solar System for Charging Mobile Phones with customized DC chargers for Rural Areas in Nigeria


  • Hope Orovwode
  • Simeon Matthew
  • Oluwaseun Adebisi
  • Ayorinde Olanipekun
  • Elizabeth Amuta



Customized DC chargers, mobile phones, Remote off-grid areas, solar system


The introduction of mobile phones has redefined the world of communication in that it has turned the world into a global village as people can now make contact through phone calls within and across countries at affordable rates. Nowadays, almost every home has a functional mobile phone, be it a conventional, android, or iPhone, among others. These phones use non-self-charging rechargeable batteries that need to be recharged from time to time to meet the demands of the users. However, access to a reliable source of power to meet the energy demand, including mobile phone charging needs, of off-grid rural dwellers remains a global challenge. As a result, this study designed and implemented a solar-powered mobile phone charging system with customized dc chargers for use in remote off-grid areas. The test results showed that the system is very effective for charging mobile phones.