By Ndubuisi Micheal Obineme
Solarplaza will be organizing The Solar Future Nigeria, a 2-day conference focusing on the opportunities and challenges in this exciting and evolving landscape, to be the key-platform for all stakeholders to connect. This will be Solarplaza’s 8th event in Africa. The company’s home base, www.solarplaza.com, is an independent platform for knowledge and insights, supported by the (free) daily solar industry newsletter, SUN.
The Solar Future Nigeria will be Solarplaza’s 8th event in Africa, the company has been organizing international high-level conferences and exploratory trade missions in both established and emerging markets across the globe. With a track-record spanning five continents, twenty-nine countries, forty-two cities and a total of over eighty events.
The Solar Future Nigeria will take place at the Intercontinental Hotel, located on Victoria Island, in the centre of Lagos, home to major consulates and multinational companies, making it the perfect residence for affluent business and diplomatic travelers. The 2 day conference will gather over 200 high level executives including industry experts to discuss the challenges & opportunities in the immediate future for Nigeria’s On-grid & Distributed Solar Power Market.
The Solar Future Nigeria At a Glance:
The 2 day conference, will once again bring together solar companies, international and local stakeholders, project developers, EPC’s IPP’s and manufacturers, financiers and investors and decision makers in one place for unparalleled networking opportunities and to discussing the sector’s challenges and successes, including local markets, capacity building and investment.
Nigeria is a country endowed with lots of natural resources to be energy independent. However, lack of investment in energy infrastructure over a long period of time has brought the sector to many challenges. The Nigerian Government have been taking several measures to revive the sector but it has still not yielded significant result in improving and providing efficient power supply to the entire nation.
Nigeria is well know as one of the biggest economies in Africa with over 170 million people, yet the country has been striving to provide a consistent power supply to the entire nation at large. As the Nigerian government and the private sector are increasingly turning towards renewable energy to solve the power outage problems, Nigeria is emerging to be one of the most attractive solar markets in the region.