The Issue of Technological Literacy in Nigeria: A Case For Renewable Engergies
The Nigerian market is about the largest in the continent of Africa. With the problems of public power supply which appear to have no readily available solution, everyone appears to be paying dearly for this (industries, offices, individuals, and organizations). A resort to finding alternative energy supplies has become the order of the day in the Nigerian power landscape.Several large manufacturing companies have started generating their own electricity, outside of the public power supply system. Power generating sets have become common in Nigerian homes, organizations, and businesses. This is inspite of the dangers and problems inherent in such use. Environmental issues which are prevalent in the use of power generating sets have been ignored because there just has to be electricity. Unemployment has escalated when the industries cannot function optimally because of the problems associated with power supply. This paper details the problems of technological literacy in Nigeria, giving suggestions on the solutions such that the evolving markets in alternative and renewable energies can be optimized.
Keywords: Renewable Energy, Energy Market, Technological Literacy
Managing Director, Solar Energy, New Brunswick University