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Key barriers to the implementation of solar energy in Nigeria: a critical analysis.

Abdullahi, D.; Suresh, S.; Renukappa, S.; Oloke, D.


S. Suresh

S. Renukappa

D. Oloke


Nigeria, potentially, has abundant sunshine throughout the year, making it full thirst for solar energy generation. Even though, the country's solar energy projects have not realised a fair result over the years, due to many barriers associated with initiatives implementation. Therefore, the entire power sector remains incapacitated to generate, transmit and distribute a clean, affordable and sustainable energy to assist economic growth. The research integrated five African counterpart's solar energy initiatives, barriers, policies and strategies adopted as a lesson learned to Nigeria. Inadequate solar initiative's research, lack of technological know-how, short-term policies, lack of awareness and political instability are the major barriers that made the implementation of solar initiatives almost impossible in Nigeria. The shock of the barriers therefore, constitutes a major negative contribution to the crippling of the power sector in the state. Future research will concentrate on initiatives for mitigating solar and other renewable energy barriers.


ABDULLAHI, D., SURESH, S., RENUKAPPA, S. and OLOKE, D. 2017. Key barriers to the implementation of solar energy in Nigeria: a critical analysis. IOP conference series: earth and environmental science [online], 83(1): proceedings of the 2nd International conference on green energy technology (ICGET 2017), 18-20 July 2017, Rome, Italy, article 012015. Available from:

Journal Article Type Conference Paper
Conference Name 2nd International conference on green energy technology (ICGET 2017)
Conference Location Rome, Italy
Acceptance Date Aug 18, 2017
Online Publication Date Jul 20, 2017
Publication Date Sep 7, 2017
Deposit Date Mar 21, 2023
Publicly Available Date Mar 21, 2023
Journal IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Print ISSN 1755-1307
Electronic ISSN 1755-1315
Publisher IOP Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 83
Issue 1
Article Number 012015
Series ISSN 1755-1315
Keywords Solar energy; Nigeria; Barriers; Implementation; Initiatives
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