Nigeria Targeted to Surpass Africa’s 2020 Renewable Energy Target
Following the increased adoption rate of solar and inverter technologies in Nigeria in recent times, the Managing Director, Cloud Energy Photoelectric Limited, Theophilus Nweke, has predicted that the country would surpass Africa’s renewable energy target by 2020.
In 2016, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), in collaboration with other international agencies that focussed on renewable energy, had set a target of 2020 for Africa to expand the renewable energy capacities as well as achieve universal access. In Nigeria the target was accepted with major doubts given the nations failures to meet all set development targets.
But given the increased adoption rate of renewable energy technologies across the country, Nweke said Nigeria would likely surpass NEPAD’s target for Nigeria before 2020.