German solar industry examines Nigeria's vast solar power potential
Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country and largest economy, can cover a big share of its growing energy demand with solar power, the German industry lobby group BSW Solar says in a press release. In an in-depth analysis of Nigeria’s solar power potential, BSW Solar found that solar power has the potential to boost energy supply in Nigeria’s urban areas as well as in rural zones that are not properly connected to the national power grid. “Germany’s solar power experts can use their valuable know-how to contribute to the complex system integration of solar PV,” the group said.
On a working trip to West African states, German Chancellor Angela Merkel last week said Nigeria was already an important trade partner for Germany. “Especially in the energy sector, we can still do a lot more,” she said in a speech published by the Federal Government’s press office.