Key challenges to solar energy deployment in Nigeria include low public awareness, lack of access to finance, lack of technical manpower, restrictions on land use, technological loopholes and poor maintenance. Legal frameworks to promote renewable energy power solutions and protect private sector participation must be put in place.

At REGlobal’s 2nd edition of “Solar Power in Africa” conference, Anita Otubu, Head – PMU, Nigeria Electrification Project gave a presentation on the various solar power plans and policies in the country of Nigeria. In her presentation, she discussed the schemes and regulations to promote solar power in Nigeria; progress made so far in these countries; and initiatives to address the challenges that lie ahead.