Partnerships. Partnerships may be important for the success of the new enterprise. Partnerships are helpful for marketing, finance, and possibly purchasing or manufacturing materials and technologies. Potential partners include NGOs, state governments, cooperative societies, financial institutions, and other businesses.

In the short term, solar modules and deep-cycle batteries will have to be imported to Nigeria, but in the longer term they could perhaps be manufactured domestically. Nigerian scientists have been active in initiatives with foreign partners that make use of amorphous silicon and, in the longer term, might use organic materials, so-called polymer electronics. The government has promised support. A joint venture with a local manufacturer of solar cells and batteries could have positive benefits for both parties.


Ike Abugu

Nigerian Association of Small and Medium Enterprises

G. Adetunji

Obafemi Awolowo University

O. Adewoye

National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure

Alex Animalu

University of Nigeria, Nsukka

E. Ene-Ogong

Cross Rivers State University of Technology

Njidda Gadzama

Nigerian Academy of Science, University of Maiduguri

Michael Greene

U.S. National Academies

G. B. Ogunmola

Nigerian Academy of Science, University of Ibadan

V. O. S. Olunloyo

University of Lagos

O. Oparaku

University of Nigeria

M. R. Pai

Solar Electric Light Company (SELCO)

Walt Ratterman

SunEnergy Power Corporation

A. Salau

Obafemi Awolowo University

R. I. Salawu

University of Lagos

Wole Soboyejo

Princeton University

B. Sogunro

Jombas Ventures

H. Udemba

Prime Energy Ventures

Joshua Uzoukwu

Juneko Engineering

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