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An assessment of renewable energy readiness in Africa: case study of Nigeria and Cameroon.

Mas'ud, Abdullahi Abubakar; Wirba, Asan Vernyuy; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Mas'ud, Ibrahim Abubakar; Munir, Abu Bakar; Yunus, Norhidayah Md


Abdullahi Abubakar Mas'ud

Asan Vernyuy Wirba

Firdaus Muhammad-Sukki

Ibrahim Abubakar Mas'ud

Abu Bakar Munir

Norhidayah Md Yunus


Africa is blessed with abundant energy sources that can promote economic growth and provide sufficient capacity to meet up with the future electricity demand. This paper evaluates the progress made in renewable energy (RE) development in Nigeria and Cameroon together with the roadmaps for future implementation. Since the early 2000, Nigeria has identified RE as an additional source to improve electrical power generation, while Cameroon is yet to have a defined policy for RE development. Presently, in both countries, RE is being developed for empowering the local economies, but the RE incorporation to the national grid is yet to be implemented at a greater scale. Since Nigeria and Cameroon have similar climatic conditions, they can benefit from each other through greater cooperation in the RE sector. For the two countries, there is high solar irradiation and excellent wind speed that can be effectively utilized for electricity generation. For all these to benefit both nations, there is a greater need for good leadership and good governance.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Nov 1, 2015
Journal Renewable and sustainable energy reviews
Print ISSN 1364-0321
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 51
Pages 775-784
Institution Citation MAS'UD, A.A., WIRBA, A.V., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., MAS'UD, I.A., MUNIR, A.B., YUNUS, N.M. 2015. An assessment of renewable energy readiness in Africa: case study of Nigeria and Cameroon. Renewable and sustainable energy reviews [online], 51, pages 775-784. Available from:
Keywords Renewable energy; Nigeria; Cameroon


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