Smart Homes and Sustainable Energy in Nigeria

Smart Homes and Sustainable Energy in Nigeria

Oluwasola Oni (Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria)
Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 24
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0302-6.ch003
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Abstract

In many developing countries, there is limited access to electricity with the populace typically resorting to purchasing personal electricity generating units. This research explores the factors affecting the possibility of introducing smart homes that would conserve electricity, reduce a need for reliance on the national grid and lower energy costs. Advantages and disadvantages, as well as the impact on society and development in general are examined in addition to future perspectives on smart homes and sustainable energy.
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Sustainability And Smart Homes

Omer (2007) argues that the energy sector is encountering difficulties because increased production and consumption levels cause higher levels of pollution and in due course, climate change with possibly disastrous consequences. This implies that an alternative to excessive consumption must be sought to avoid such consequences. As a result, sustainable energy is a phenomenon that any country cannot afford to ignore. However, what constitutes sustainable energy may be subject to various interpretations.

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