30 Jun '16, 8am

West Africa Solar takes first steps forward

West Africa Solar takes first steps forward

While the utility-scale sector faces continued delays, the small-scale solar opportunity in West Africa is gathering pace, and with some of the weakest and smallest national grids and hardest to access populations, this small-scale industry perhaps makes more sense in Africa than in any other region. Unfortunately solar-based products are suffering an image problem in Nigeria where cheap imports and poor maintenance have seen persistent failure of solar street lamps and other products. As a result communication about the ownership of solar systems and the importance of maintenance over time in hot dusty conditions needs to be improved. How to secure payment from consumers for small-scale and distributed generation solar has also been a major challenge. At all scales the up-front cost of solar is often the biggest hurdle in Africa. Off-grid solar specialist Nova-Lumos, whic...

Full article: http://www.pv-tech.org/features/west-africa-solar-takes-f...

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