Global Journal of Engineering, Design & Technology
Open Access

ISSN: 2319–7293


A Comparison of Photovoltaic and Hydropower Technologies in Nigeria

Robert Ben Joshua, Igweonu Emmanuel I & Eguzo Chimezie V

Nigeria depends heavily on conventional methods of power generation through fossil fuels with the attendant global warming effects. In order to expose the adverse effects of global warming, this paper presents a comparison of economic and environmental characteristics of photovoltaic and hydropower technologies in Nigeria. A recommendation is made based on power demand and global warming reduction potentials of photovoltaic technologies.