WREF 2012 Session Highlight: Solar Energy in Nigeria

Solar Array at Aleutia STAND centre by Mike Rosenberg
Solar Array at Aleutia STAND centre by Mike Rosenberg

Energy is an essential ingredient for socio economic development and economic growth. This topic will be discussed on May 15, 2012 at the World Renewable Energy Forum in Denver. An objective of this session is to highlight the abundance of solar energy in Nigeria  and its usage in local areas, especially remote corners of the country.

In Nigeria, solar energy is one of the most promising of the renewable energy sources, in view of its apparent limitless potentials.

It has been confirmed that Nigeria receives 5.08 X 1012 kilowatt-hours of energy per day from the sun, and if solar energy appliances with just 5% efficiency are used to cover only 1% of the country’s surface area, then 2.54 X 106 megawatt-hours of electrical energy can be obtained from solar energy. This amount of electrical energy is equivalent to 4.66 million barrels of oil per day.

Attend this session, presented by Usman Muhammad from the Centre for Energy and Environment in Gusau, Zamfara, Nigeria. Access wref2012.org for a full schedule, and register now to take advantage of best prices!

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