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

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

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Authors

Maria-Augusta Paim

Obindah Gershon

Adebola Adeyemi

Xiaoyi Mu



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. (2023). Solar Power for Resilient Healthcare Systems in Nigeria: Regulatory, Financial and Organizational Options for Sustainable Business Models. The Journal of energy and development, 48(1-2), 175-194

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 17, 2023
Publication Date 2023-11
Deposit Date Jan 24, 2023
Publicly Available Date Jan 25, 2023
Journal The Journal of Energy and Development
Print ISSN 0361-4476
Publisher International Research Center for Energy and Economic Development
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 48
Issue 1-2
Pages 175-194
Public URL https://durham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1182163
Publisher URL https://iceed.org/iceed-publications/the-journal-of-energy-and-development/

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