Advanced research in solar energy: Malaysia, UAE and Nigeria
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INTI International University
University of Nigeria Nsukka
Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
Online publication date: 2018-06-26
Publication date: 2018-06-26
Eurasian J Anal Chem 2018;13(4):emEJAC04334
Solar energy was studied intensively by many researchers due to several advantages such as it creates zero pollution, low operation cost, and less maintenance. Therefore, solar energy grows rapidly and power plant was successfully built in many countries. In UAE, the use of solar energy could be classified into short-term, mid-term and long-term. These plans include financial incentives on photovoltaic panels. In Nigeria, the zones with the most favorable solar energy potential for electrical power generation are the North East and North West geo-political zones if compared to southern region. In Malaysia, solar energy seems not so popular even though received enough sun irradiation. Because of low efficiency (less than 10 % efficiency), and lack of awareness. However, government has implemented a lot of policies or programs to promote solar energy.