25 Feb '15, 5pm

The Potential of Nigeria’s Residential Solar Rooftop Systems

The Potential of Nigeria’s Residential Solar Rooftop Systems

The clamour for more stable and reliable electricity supply in Nigeria has been never-ending, particularly for households. The inability for families to consistently enjoy one of the most essential necessities of life in the 21st century has plagued many parts of Africa’s largest economy for too long. And this has had palpable negative impacts on the nation’s economy and the standard of living of its people for eons. Disappointingly, in February 2015, the national grid recorded a total power generation of just less than 2,900 MW which is about 1.8 percent of the estimated required capacity required nationwide according to the Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo. In January, he confirmed that Nigeria needed 160,000 MW in order to reach globally accepted standards and satisfy the demand for stable supply for the 170 million Nigerians. To put this into further perspective, ...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2015/02...

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