Nigerian Journal of Technology

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Solar Energy: A Necessary Investment in a Developing Economy

OI Okoro, TC Madueme


Electrical Energy is the pivot of all developmental efforts in both the developed and the developing nations. Due to the fact that sources or conventional means of energy generation arc finite and fast depleting, most industrialized countries have started research on solar energy as a renewable sources or energy.

This paper presents the present state of conventional energy generation in a developing economy like Nigeria. The efforts made in solar energy research .and utilization arc highlighted. A case is made for a systematic and coordinated financial investment in solar energy research and adaptation to complement the generation from conventional sources.

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