Review of solar energy inclusion in Africa : a case study of Nigeria.
Ukoba, Kingsley O.
Eloka-Eboka, Andrew C.
Inambao, Freddie L.
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This work reviews solar energy inclusion in Africa using Nigeria as a case study. It reviewed studies made on viability, challenges and solutions associated with making solar energy a viable energy option in Nigeria. The study highlighted data on current industry capacity of solar energy, installed PV capacity, and solar energy application distribution. It sheds light on solar energy initiatives and projects in Nigeria and solar energy capacity development in Nigeria. Success stories of solar energy and solar cell fabrication in Nigeria are presented. Existing government policies and legislation are discussed. The authors consider the challenges faced and the current and future prospects of solar power in Nigeria, and make recommendations regarding the speedy and seamless inclusion of solar energy in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.