Country Report - Nigeria

Status of Solar Heating/Cooling and Solar Buildings - 2016

Status of the Market for Solar Thermal Systems

Market Size and Trends

There are no official data on the installed capacity of solar thermal systems in Nigeria. However, survey carried out in the course of this study estimates that installed solar water heating collector area is estimated to be about a very low level of only 200 m2 (140 KWth).

Typical Applications and Products

Hot water preparation in homes, hotels, schools and industries are usually prepared by the use of electricity, cooking gas, kerosene stove and fuel wood. Most of the solar water systems seen in the survey were in homes.

Main Market Drivers

To reduce the costs of the energy and to get a reliable power source in the country.

Industry

No data available.

Employment

No data available.

Costs

A typical 150 litre system with evacuated tubes cost about N100,000 (€444) with an installation cost of about N30,000 (€133).

Other Key Topics

None.

Status of the Market for Solar Buildings

Scope

No data available.

Market Size and Trends

No data available.

Main Market Drivers

No data available.

Costs

No data available.

R&D Activities

R&D Programmes

No data available.

R&D Infrastructure

R&D Institutions
Institution Type of Institution Relevant Research Areas IEA SHC Involvement Website
National Centre for Energy Research and Development, Energy Commission of Nigeeria ECREEE www.unn.edu.ng/centres/centre-energy-research-and-development
Sokoto Energy Research Centre Energy Commission of Nigeria ECREEE www.cofex.udusok.edu.ng
Centre for Energy and Power System Research ECREEE
Renewable Energy Research Centre, Waziri Umaru ECREEE www.mautech.edu.ng
Centre for Energy and Environment ECREEE
Ibrahim ShehuShema Centre for Renewable Energy Research ECREEE
Centre for Renewable Energy ECREEE

Actual Innovations

No data available.

Support Framework

Background

The Nigeria’s renewable energy program was specifically initiated by the Federal Ministry of Environment in fulfilment of the country’s obligations to the United Nations Framework for Climate Change (UNFCC). Prior to this, the Energy Commission of Nigeria (Established 1988) has been the think tank policy organ of the government for the overall development of the energy sector, including renewable energy.

Government Agencies Responsible for Solar Thermal, for Solar Building Activities

  • Federal Ministry of Environment
  • www.climatechange.gov.ng
  • Federal Ministry of Power
  • www.power.gov.ng
  • Federal Ministry of Science and Technology. It includes Energy Commission of Nigeria and National Agency for Science and engineering Infrastructure (NASENI).
  • Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN). The national energy plan for renewable energy is Renewable Energy Master Plan (REMP). http://www.energy.gov.ng
  • National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI). 

Most Important Public Support Measure(s) for Solar Thermal and for Solar Buildings

  • There are no import duties on the importation of renewable energy systems into Nigeria.
  • In case(s) of foreign investor(s) or investment(s), all profit can be repatriated to the investor home government without hindrance.
  • The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has put in place Feed-In-Tariffs for renewable energy generation in Nigeria since June, 2012.
  • The Federal government is developing a National Policy on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (NPREEE) which is expected to drive the development of renewable energy in Nigeria.
  • The Bank of Industry and United Nations Development programme (UNDP) Access to Renewable Energy (AtRE) programme has provided a US$4m (Four million US dollar) fund to which small and medium enterprises (SMEs) as well as households get access to renewable energy.
  • There is a five year tax free holidays (tax exemptions) for pioneer industries. A pioneer company is a company that engaged in manufacturing, processing, mining, servicing and agricultural industries whose products have been declared pioneer products on satisfying certain conditions determined by the Industrial Development Coordinating Committee (IDCC) of the Federal Government of Nigeria under the Industrial Development (Income Tax) Act Cap 179 laws of the Federation (LFN) 1990. The tax holiday is for an initial period of three years; subject to further extension of two years or five years (once and for all without further extension). This fiscal incentive was first promulgated as Decree No. 22 of 1971 but commenced retrogressively from 1st April, 1970.

Information Resources

National Solar Associations (industry and non-industry)

No data available.

National Associations on Green/Solar/Sustainable Buildings

No data available.

Most Important Media for Solar Thermal and Solar Buildings

No data available.