Improving the Performance of Solar PV Installation in Rural Locations in Nigeria: A Case Study
Presenter: Mobolaji Agbolade Onasanya and Andrew Wright
| Many rural communitites in Nigeria lack access to basic ameneities such as clean energy and water, with negative impacts on development. Efforts by government to provide these services using solar PV have often failed. This paper describes a study of the implementation of PV systems in two villages. This found a lack of a holistic approach in deployment, and a complex interplay of factors in the underperformance of the systems. The paper therefore presents recommendations that could lead to improved deployment procedures and enhanced performance of solar PV installations in rural communities in the country.
Mobolaji Agbolade Onasanya and Andrew Wright: Micro Perspective for Decentralized Energy (MES) 2015, Bangalore, India.