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Alabi Olushola Generates Electricity With Potatoes | Watch




Nigerians have gotten used to the erratic power supply through the use of generators and inverter batteries that consume lots of money and have health risks. Introducing Potato Power! Guess you didn’t know you could generate electricity with potatoes?

BattaBox‘ Presenter Adeola speaks to Alabi Olushola on how he invented this idea, what he uses it for and how it is done.

Alabi said “I know when you add positive and negative, it’s going to give you light… I don’t pay NEPA bill at home”.

He also said that he has been working on this project for about six years and got his invention to work this year. Talk about Tenacity!

Watch it here!


  1. nene+

    June 16, 2016 at 10:39 am

    Waoooo amazing!!!!!A standing ovation!!!
    Fashola need to locate Olusola asap.
    This type of clean energy can serve /power non industrial consumption.

    One of my favorite poem from David Diop conveys how i feel.
    Africa my Africa
    Africa of proud warriors in ancestral savannahs
    Africa of whom my grandmother sings
    On the banks of the distant river
    I have never known you
    But your blood flows in my veins
    Your beautiful black blood that irrigates the fields
    The blood of your sweat
    The sweat of your work
    The work of your slavery
    Africa, tell me Africa
    Is this your back that is unbent
    This back that never breaks under the weight of humiliation
    This back trembling with red scars
    And saying no to the whip under the midday sun
    But a grave voice answers me
    Impetuous child that tree, young and strong
    That tree over there
    Splendidly alone amidst white and faded flowers
    That is your Africa springing up anew
    springing up patiently, obstinately
    Whose fruit bit by bit acquires
    The bitter taste of liberty.

    Olusola and all other innovative Nigerians i am proud of you!

  2. Oreke

    June 16, 2016 at 11:04 am

    Fashola should be sent this video# Any progress is good progress#

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  3. "changing moniker"

    June 16, 2016 at 11:09 am

    !!!!!!!!!!! congrats my friend.

  4. salo

    June 16, 2016 at 11:33 am

    wow, may u reach d top

  5. Doglas

    June 16, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Stop with the orgasmic celebration, this is a stake experiment that had been online for over 10 years, you can Google it. If he says it took him 6 years then it shows how poor he is a researcher. I read about it and I could create mine in 5mins. Smh for battabox.

    Many secondary school children know about this.

    • Toro

      October 8, 2016 at 8:33 am

      Doglas or whatever ur name is, make u dey learn to appreciate good when u see it. Instead of u to celebrate ur fellow brother, u are here talking rubbish. If u can create ur own in 15 minutes, why haven’t we heard about u?

  6. molarah

    June 16, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Great work by Mr Alabi, but it’s funny that he (and the BN report) refers to this as an “invention”. Generating electricity from “potato batteries” is a standard school science experiment, and not a novelty – even a simple Google search will point that out. And to state that this is the replacement to inverters and generators is to ignore all the gnawing challenges around scalability and long-term sustainability. One potato battery can generate only 1.2 to 1.5 volts, meanwhile the lowest LED bulb (that I know of) requires 3 volts to be powered. I’m not knocking this idea, just stating this so we be realistic about expectations. There are good business prospects Mr Alabi can explore in packaging this product to meet small electrical needs – lighting, phone charging – of the Nigerian populace.

    • Strit Kredibility

      June 16, 2016 at 1:52 pm

      Thanks for pointing this out.

  7. Strit Kredibility

    June 16, 2016 at 11:53 am

    Necessity is truly the mother of invention. Africa, everything we need to excel is in and around us yet we overlook and chase the ones that are shadows we cant get a hold on. This is so brilliant and a plausible solution. Please the relevant agencies of government should look into this and extensively carry out more tests on its viability on a larger scale. Kudos and respek to Alabi Olusola and if this is the first of its kind should be patented ASAPly.

  8. Dr. D

    February 17, 2020 at 11:12 pm

    I will like to meet this brilliant brother. We shouldn’t wait for a “government” that does not exist to move our children onward in life. Let’s talk and see how we can invest in our people, in our future generations. Who says Africa is the dark continent? A beg o!

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