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Accelerating Access to Electricity in Africa with Off-grid Solar: Off-grid Solar Country Briefing: Nigeria


Overseas Development Institute


1 January 2016

This country briefing is one of 13 prepared as part of a background study for the Energy Africa campaign launched by the Department for International Development. The authors conclude there “are several legislative, fiscal and information barriers to scaling up solar systems for SMEs and rural households in Nigeria. However, there is strong demand for off-grid systems, there are high levels of solar radiation and a strong Government desire to unlock solar power. These opportunities will be key in overcoming the main obstacles to the proliferation of solar PV systems for SMEs and rural households in Nigeria.”