Source/Author : Power for All
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Published at : 27th March 2019
Decentralized renewable energy can have a major impact on SDGs in Nigeria, when looking at education, business productivity or emissions. Nearly 2/3 of medium- and small-enterprise in off-grid and weak grid areas can reap the rewards of DRE.
Nigeria is Africa’s largest potential off-grid market with 75 million of its population still living without electricity access, and 80% of those who have access still use alternative sources of energy due to frequent power outages. Evidence shows that Nigeria’s off-grid market has the capability to create sustainability and improve living conditions in the country. This factsheet explores the latest data on Nigeria’s off-grid technology and decentralized renewable energy (DRE) market and its positive linkage with the achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).