Evaluating The Sustainability of Installed Photovoltaic Systems and Optimizing Solar Electricity Harvest in AfricaName : Dr. Theo Chidiezie Chineke
Affliation : Assistant Professor
University : Imo State University
Country : Nigeria
The shortage of electricity in Nigeria creates huge gap between demand and supply, making individuals and organization look for alternatives to obtain regular supply of power. The objective of this study was divided into three parts. First, identify the barriers and drivers of the adoption of solar Photovoltaic (PV) system among home owners and organizations in Nigeria, second, identify why some solar photovoltaic arrays are not working in some Local Governments in Nigeria and thirdly present the Optimal Inclination Angles (OIA) for mounting PV modules in the absences of a mechanized or automated solar tracking device, for optimum yield in solar electricity generation for some selected African cities from the viewpoint of optimal solar irradiation exploitation if the modules are mounted on a horizontal plane by certified Renewable Energy professionals.
Keywords: solar electricity, photovoltaic, optimal angle, Nigeria, Africa, renewable
Professor of Atmospheric Physics and Renewable Energy, Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria. Verified email at imsu.edu.ng. Atmospheric PhysicsClimate ChangeRenewable EnergyAir QualityRemote Sensing. ArticlesCited by. Title, Cited by, Year. Equations for estimating global solar radiation in data sparse regions.