Solar Power for Resilient Healthcare Systems in Nigeria: Regulatory, Financial, and Organizational Options for Sustainable Business Models

Maria Augusta Paim (Lead / Corresponding author), Obindah Gershon, Adebola Adeyemi, Smith Azubuike, Xiaoyi Mu, Volker Roeben

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Abstract

This article investigates sustainable business models for the electrification of primary healthcare facilities (PHCs) through Renewable Energy (RE) in Nigeria. The PHCs using Luminous or lithium batteries require careful allocation of costs potentially among the government, financial institutions and donors. PHCs are unable to bear the operation and maintenance costs, as well as battery replacement in the long term. The university teaching hospitals and small and medium-sized businesses in the surrounding areas can be an option to keep the system working. The Nigerian Rural Electrification Agency (REA) is strategically positioned to coordinate initiatives in integrating the health and energy sectors.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Energy and Development
Volume48
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2023

Keywords

  • Solar Power
  • Healthcare Facilities
  • Nigeria
  • Sustainable Business Models
  • Renewable Energy Law and Regulation
  • Finance and Organisation

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