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Seizing the opportunity in Nigeria’s USD 9.2 billion solar market: Nigeria Deep Dive Case Study 1

 

Mr Ope Olawale, 40 years, is a farmer who lives with his wife and three children in Madi village, Iwajowa local government area about 170km from Ibadan city, Oyo State, Nigeria. There is no electricity in his village. About a year ago, he noted that more people in the village had bought mobile phones but were struggling to charge them. Most households in the village also did not have television sets mainly because there was no electricity to power them. Yet, the youth in the community liked to stay updated on local and global events primarily football leagues. He saw an opportunity in using solar to address these challenges but first needed to save up enough money.

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