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Photovoltaics in Nigeria – Awareness, attitude and expected benefit based on a qualitative survey across regions

Cecily O. Nwokocha, Ugochukwu K. Okoro and Chizomam I. Usoh

Renewable Energy, 2018, vol. 116, issue PA, 176-182

Abstract: Photovoltaic (PV), as a viable option for renewable energy, has significant potential in Nigeria to provide the desired sustainable energy needs. However, among many of the major barriers faced in its penetration into effective implementation is awareness and information gap. In contributing to alleviating such gaps as they vary across locations, the awareness and information on PV penetration in Nigeria has been studied. The objectives are to present contemporary information and statistics on the awareness of solar PV energy, the attitude towards utilizing PV resources and the expected benefits from PV energy resources using the Likert-scaled questionnaires as the primary data source. The reliability of the latent scales has been tested using Cronbach's alpha whereas the responses to the scale items have been analyzed using descriptive statistics. The results present pointers in remediating PV energy challenges in Nigeria and are vital inputs to energy infrastructure planning, renewable energy investments, and national policy.

Keywords: Renewable energy; Photovoltaic; Awareness; Attitude; Benefits (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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