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