50 percent Nigerians may deploy solar energy by 2020 – Expert

By the end of 2020, more than half of Nigerian residents might have keyed into using alternative solar energy as electricity supply keeps facing challenges in the country.

The figure was given by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Azuri Technologies (a solar energy provider company), Simon Bransfield-Garth at a press briefing in Lagos on Wednesday.

According to Garth, Nigeria and Africa as a whole need cheaper alternative energy to grow their economy, noting that the current state of on-grid electricity supply is not sufficient to move the economy of the continent forward looking at the rate at which the population grows.

He said the evolving technologies would not only provide cheaper but free energy.

Citing his own company as example, Garth said tens of thousands of Nigerians…

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