Solar Nigeria was launched in 2014 to build the market for distributed solar energy in Nigeria. Solar Nigeria is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), and collaborates with other donors and Nigeria’s federal and state governments. The programme works directly with companies that manufacture, install, and finance solar energy systems in Nigeria.
We work with the solar industry in Nigeria to grow the market by supplying technical assistance to companies; providing facilities for affordable consumer credit; and delivering demonstration projects that show how well-designed solar systems are sustainable, save money, and reduce greenhouse gasses. We provide grants and technical assistance to well-qualified companies that are already in the Nigerian solar market, or that seek to enter it. We also work with state governments to bring solar power to health and education facilities.