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First unit of 250 MW floating PV project comes online in Ghana

The first 5 MW portion of the large floating power plant was connected to the transmission system of a 404 MW hydropower dam on the Black Volta River.

New impetus for Ghana’s solar ambitions

The government has announced 17 MW of utility scale solar is under construction and the Ministry of Energy is seeking consultants to help promote mini-grids and solar net metering.

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African nations could install 30 GW by 2030: BSW-Solar

A new report analyzing 10 solar markets throughout Africa claims that the continent’s PV market could expand from about 5 GW at present to up to 30 GW by the end of the next decade.

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Ghana comissions 20 MW solar park, plans auctions for IPP projects

The solar plant was built by the local IPP, Meinergy Ghana Ltd in Gomoa Onyaadze, in southern Ghana. The country’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said that further IPP projects will be brought online via competitive bidding, and that solar bids will have to be cheaper.

Ghana to launch rooftop solar program in 2018

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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