Nigeria can generate about 427,000 megawatts of electricity from solar energy that comes from the sun, power generation companies have said.

Nigeria currently generates less than 5,000MW for more than 200 million people.

For instance, data obtained from the Federal Ministry of Power, on Sunday, showed that power generation on the grid as of 6am was 3,803.6MW.

The Chief Executive Officer, Association of Power Generation Companies, Joy Ogaji, while making a presentation titled, ‘The Electricity Act 2023: Options for renewable energy penetration and role of stakeholders’, said more than 420,000MW of power could be generated from solar energy in Nigeria.