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

Mas'ud, A. A. and Vernyuy Wirba, A. and Muhammad-Sukki, F. and Mas'ud, I. A. and Munir, A. B. and Md. Yunus, N. (2015) An assessment of renewable energy readiness in Africa: Case study of Nigeria and Cameroon. Renewable And Sustaible Energy Reviews, 51 . pp. 775-784. ISSN 1364-0321

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Abstract

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

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Nigeria Cameroon
Subjects:A General Works
Divisions:Geoinformation and Real Estate
ID Code:57744
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:04 Dec 2016 12:07
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