The rapid changing of technology and related human activities leads to tremendous increase of energy used. There have been a lot of efforts to meet the global demand of this energy used, 90% of global energy supply in Nigeria totally depends on fossil fuel, hydropower and other conventional energy resources. Despite all these, energy is not stable. The power sector is essential in a developed economy, and to develop Nigeria’s economy there must be increase in the power generation. The effect of excessive combustion of fossil fuel to generate energy has contributed to negative environmental consequences such as global warming and environmental pollution. Energy from the Sun is on the promising alternative energy resources because of its availability in almost every part of the world. Nigeria receives lots of sunshine all year round due to the geographical location. Research has it that on the average, each square meters receives about 2000 KWH annually, it is practically limitless, will not be exhausted in lifetime with low cost of production. Technology has been able to convert the sunlight to electricity with the help of solar panels and some accessories with no environmental hazards. It is anticipated that the reform method theorize in this paper will bring economic growth and transformation to the nation’s energy supply.
KEYWORDS: Alternative energy resources, Economic growth, Lifetime, Solar energy, Solar panels.
Author: Adedeji Aduragbemi Joseph