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Solar Powered Buildings in Nigeria: challenges and opportunities for the future

Dare-Abel, Oladipo Ayodeji (2010) Solar Powered Buildings in Nigeria: challenges and opportunities for the future. In: International Conference on Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection – Procedures and Strategies for Developing Nations, Bells University of Technology, Ota.

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In our quest for sustainable development and the achievement of a safe environment, numerous alternatives to power supply have been exploited. The challenge of erratic and insufficient power has for decades bedevilled our dear nation resulting in the proliferation of the use of generators in multiple locations within the built environment. This solution apparently is the people’s response to the nations decaying infrastructure but invariably produces an environment which is unsafe to its inhabitants. In recent times, reports have shown that the emissions arising from this practice have caused the death of occupants. It is common knowledge that the use of solar energy as an alternative power source is not yet ubiquitous in this country. In recent times, innovation in the area of thermal solar and photovoltaics provide possibilities of its introduction in the building fenestration and facade. This study however examines some existing solar powered facilities in Abeokuta Nigeria. The Challenges and benefits of this scheme will be investigated while deriving essential design information for architects and allied professions. The future is bright but there is a great need to prepare for it.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Dr. O.A. Dare-Abel
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2015 08:41
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2015 08:41

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