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The Necessity of the Development of Standards for Renewable Energy Technologies in Nigeria

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Clean energy is vital for the sustainability of any economy in the world. Many industrialized nations have increased their production capacity of renewable energy while other countries lacking the technical expertise and resource have resorted to import these technologies. The imported technologies mostly have standards that are followed by the manufactures while others are manufactured cheaply and exported to developing countries that do not have adequate standards and certification bodies. Nigeria which is a fast growing country has no existing standards to check the influx of renewable energy technologies into the country. This study stresses the need for the development of standards for renewable energy technologies in order to prevent the importation of substandard renewable energy technologies in Nigeria. The study reviews the renewable energy potentials in Nigeria, introduces the concept of standardization and discusses the development of standards for renewable energy technologies.

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Emodi, V. , Yusuf, S. and Boo, K. (2014) The Necessity of the Development of Standards for Renewable Energy Technologies in Nigeria. Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, 5, 259-274. doi: 10.4236/sgre.2014.511024.

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