Ghana ups its solar ante with announcement of new programs

Ghana is planning to grow its solar industry, via utility-scale solar, off-grid projects and domestic manufacturing, the President said at the International Solar Alliance (ISA) founding ceremony.


EDF expands off-grid business in Africa

The French utility will now partner with U.S.-based Off Grid Electric in Ghana.


Ghana to launch rooftop solar program in 2018

Through the scheme, the Ghanaian government hopes to deploy around 200 MW of rooftop PV capacity.


Eni plans 20 MW solar power plant in Ghana

The Italian oil and gas provider is also assessing the feasibility of floating PV projects in in the Volta basin.


International Solar Alliance is now an international legal body

The international solar alliance framework agreement receives 15 ratifications, as the Republic of Guinea becomes the 15th country to do so. The founding ceremony of ISA is scheduled for December 08, 2017 in Greater Noida, India.

Ghana’s Volta River Authority secures funds to deploy 12 MW of solar

The funds will be granted by Germany’s KfW and will be used to build two large-scale PV power plant’s in Ghana’s Upper West Region.

Ghana ratifies framework agreement on International Solar Alliance

Via the International Solar Alliance, the African country may soon have access to a portion of a $10 billion renewable energy credit facility from India, which is the driving force behind the alliance.

Natcore to consult on 20 MW project in Ghana

After the 20 MW PV project planned in the Central region of Ghana was threatened with a 29% feed in tariff reduction, UK based solar developer PSECC Solar Farms turned to Natcore, with the aim of bringing in higher efficiency technology that would make the project financially viable.

Ghana’s new government relaunches solar program

The Ghanaian government has resumed plans to promote large-scale solar and wind projects, as well as distributed generation, in order to solve a crisis in Ghana’s power system. Competitive bidding for power capacity procurement will be introduced in the frame of a reviewed Renewable Energy Act.


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