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

Paim, Maria-Augusta; Gershon, Obindah; Adeyemi, Adebola; Azubuike, Smith; Mu, Xiaoyi; Roeben, Volker

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Authors

Obindah Gershon

Adebola Adeyemi

Smith Azubuike

Xiaoyi Mu

Volker Roeben



Abstract

Highlights • Solar power for healthcare in Nigeria needs external sources to cover OPEX costs. • Regulation must stimulate capital investment for efficient business models. • Bankable solar batteries imply cost allocations among public and private actors. • Together, energy and health sectors can better identify energy needs. • Teaching hospitals and local businesses can support solar power for public good. 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.

Citation

Paim, M., Gershon, O., Adeyemi, A., Azubuike, S., Mu, X., & Roeben, V. (in press). Solar Power for Resilient Health Systems in Nigeria: Regulatory, Financial and Organisational Options for Sustainable Business Models. Journal of Energy and Development, 48(1-2),

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 17, 2023
Deposit Date Feb 9, 2023
Publicly Available Date Feb 9, 2023
Journal Journal of Energy and Development
Print ISSN 0361-4476
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 48
Issue 1-2
Keywords Solar Power; Healthcare Facilities; Nigeria; Sustainable Business Models; Renewable Energy Law & Regulation; Finance & Organisation
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/16501728
Related Public URLs https://iceed.org/iceed-publications/the-journal-of-energy-and-development/

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