Training is aimed at equipping local companies with practical experience and linking them with German experts from the solar industry. It is to offer the participants the opportunity to strengthen project development skills of local practitioners and to establish long-term partnerships with highly qualified German companies in the solar industry.
Ghana is working on building capacity across the solar value chain and intends to make the country a regional manufacturing hub for solar panels and components, a senior government official said.
The news comes after the Puma’s fourteen solar projects at its retail stations and terminals in Ghana proved to be a huge success. The fourteen Puma Energy sites in Ghana demonstrate that the concept of solar installation works and Puma will now invest $33 million to offer solar solutions to its commercial and industrial customers across Africa.
EcoFlow, the portable power, and renewable energy solutions company is seeking distributors in Ghana for its industry-defining portable power stations. Global interest in Ecoflow’s product line increased after its portable home battery was named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 best inventions of 2021.
For this to be achieved, Africa needs to chart its own path, underpinned by locally developed sustainable and affordable electric mobility solutions. To grow the local electric mobility ecosystem, a skilled local pool of human resources will be critical.
Ghana’s discovery of lithium is said to present another opportunity for the country to produce renewable equipment for the African market. According to the Deputy Energy Minister, government plans to use the resources to support the manufacturing of solar batteries locally.
In May 2019, Ghana postponed its target of 10 per cent renewables in the power mix, included in the Renewable Energy Act of 2011, by 10 years to 2030.
Almost 90% of smallholder farmers in Ghana sell their produce at the farm gate. AkoFresh is now providing solar-powered refrigerated storage that it says extends the shelf life of perishable crops from about 5 days to 21 days.
EcoFlow was founded with a mission to empower people and communities through portable, clean, reliable power for lasting impact and dethrone the traditional gas generators through innovation. EcoFlow’s range of renewable portable power stations offer reliable, quiet, and clean power as an alternative to traditional, outdated sources.
The direct beneficiaries of the project include 59 communities across nine island districts through mini grids; 505 communities in 11 districts through standalone solar systems; 1,089 public buildings; 4,910 households and 6,001 SMEs under the solar net metering component.