Renewable energy education fast changing Nigeria’s employment landscape

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Nigeria is now the biggest market in Africa for off-grid energy solutions and the second in the world after India. The solar energy boom did not only increase access to affordable electricity in Nigeria; it also created the need for an efficient and competent workforce with the requisite technical skills for the renewable energy industry.In response, solar training institutes and centers have sprung up all over the country, offering an impressive array of courses ranging from ‘Solar Panel Installation and Inverter installation’ to ‘How to Write Solar Business Proposals’. Many jobless Nigerians – especially the young – are enrolling at the institutes to receive training for which, after graduating, they are almost certainly guaranteed employment either in already established solar companies, or via their own startups.One remarkable feature of some of Nigeria’s renewable energy training institutes is their ability to organize training courses in different parts of the country as the demand for solar products and manpower grows daily. Most private homes need a solar panel. The same could be said for businesses, from larger companies in big cities to small football viewing centers in far-flung rural villages.Wavetra Energy Academy is one of the institutes that has established …

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