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ENGIE and eleQtra sign an agreement for the development of a wind power project in Ghana

ENGIE (www.ENGIE-Africa.com) and eleQtra (www.eleQtra.com), a developer of power and transportation projects in sub-Saharan Africa, signed a Joint Development Agreement that defines the terms and the schedule for the development and construction of the 50 MW Ada Wind power project in the Greater Accra Region in Ghana. The project is expected to require an investment … Continue reading ENGIE and eleQtra sign an agreement for the development of a wind power project in Ghana

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First wind farm in Ghana

Lekela Power, initiators of the first wind farm project in Ghana, has assured residents of Ningo in the Greater Accra Region that the project would not affect farming activities in and around the town. Lekela, the renewable energy company, therefore appealed to land owners to cooperate with them for a smooth take-off of the wind … Continue reading First wind farm in Ghana

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Volta River Authority’s decision to build a wind power plant to help Ghana’s power

The Volta River Authority (VRA) plans to construct a 150-Megawatt wind power plant to supplement power generation in Ghana. The project, the first of its kind, is part of the VRA’s Renewable Development Programme and will be completed in two phases. The first phase, which would generate 75 MW would be located in Anloga, Anyanui … Continue reading Volta River Authority’s decision to build a wind power plant to help Ghana’s power

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Ghana dreams a future running on renewable energy

Ghana’s electricity consumption will shift more towards renewable energy in the medium to long term, Ghanaian energy expert has said. In a recent interview with Xinhua, Kwame Ampofo, Chairman of the Energy Commission, said there was the need for political will, commitment and public education for this to be achieved.   “We have identified renewable … Continue reading Ghana dreams a future running on renewable energy

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Ghana’s first wind farm

Lekela Power, a renewable energy company, believes Ghana’s power deficit will be substantially bridged when it completes a US$300million first-utility scale wind-farm power project that is the biggest not only in Ghana but West Africa, the CEO, Chris Antonopoulos has confirmed. Set to become Ghana’s first utility-scale wind-farm, the Ayitepa project could power up to … Continue reading Ghana’s first wind farm

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860 megawatts of wind energy and solar power in South Africa, Egypt and Ghana

Lekela Power, a 60:40 joint venture between Actis and Mainstream Renewable Power, launched in February of this year already has 860 megawatts of wind and solar projects under construction or due to commence construction next year across South Africa, Egypt and Ghana. Lekela Power is one of the biggest international platforms focused on renewable energy … Continue reading 860 megawatts of wind energy and solar power in South Africa, Egypt and Ghana

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Wind energy in Ghana: Shenzhen power to build wind farm

Sunon Asogli, local subsidiary of Shenzhen Energy of China, says it is considering the development of a wind power generation project in Ghana.   The project is part of the company’s future plans for the country which has been grappling with an energy crisis for the past three years. The Chairman of Sunon-Asogli, Shaw Lee, … Continue reading Wind energy in Ghana: Shenzhen power to build wind farm

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Ghana’s renewable energy investment plan endorsed, with wind power and solar energy

The plan, which is slated to receive $40 million in funding from the CIF’s Program for Scaling Up Renewable Energy in Low Income Countries (SREP), is structured around four key projects: renewable energy mini-grids and stand-alone solar PV systems; solar PV-based net metering with storage; utility-scale solar PV/wind power generation; and a technical assistance project … Continue reading Ghana’s renewable energy investment plan endorsed, with wind power and solar energy

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China to help Ghana construct 1 bln USD solar power plant

The Chinese Hanergy Group is investing one billion U.S. dollars to construct a 400-megawatt (MW) solar power plant to help boost Ghana’s energy needs, Zhou Youbin, Charge d’Affaires at the Chinese Embassy, said here Thursday.   Zhou, who was speaking at a day’s natural resource conference, said: “China, as a traditional friend and an important … Continue reading China to help Ghana construct 1 bln USD solar power plant

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Ghana plans 100 MW solar energy plant

West African based renewable energy company Home Energy Africa is conducting feasibility studies to construct a $200 million (ZAR2 billion) solar power plant in Nyinbali in the Ndowli-Kaleo district, Ghana.   The utility-scale power project is expected to generated 100MW of solar power that will be sold to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to … Continue reading Ghana plans 100 MW solar energy plant

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Total invests $80m in solar energy in Ghana

Oil Company Total is collaborating with Neone Energy to develop two solar power plants in the Northern Region. The $80-million project, which is expected to be completed in 2017, will provide a total of 40 Megawatts of power to supplant the country’s present power pool. Senior Business Development Manager of Total, Frederic Ciamous, told Starr … Continue reading Total invests $80m in solar energy in Ghana

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West Africa Emerges as Leading Region in Africa for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

The ECOWAS Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status Report, produced collaboratively by REN21 and ECREEE with lead authorship from the Worldwatch Institute, provides a regional perspective on the renewable energy and energy efficiency market and industry development in West Africa. Launched on November 10, 2014, the report concludes that renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies have … Continue reading West Africa Emerges as Leading Region in Africa for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

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Ghana to get 200 MW wind energy by 2016

Ghana’s energy sector will receive a boost of 200 megawatts of wind power following Swiss wind farm developer NEK Umwelttechnik’s plan to develop the Ayitepa Wind Farm to produce about 10 per cent of the country’s total electricity generation capacity. Speaking to Executives of NEK Umwelttechnik, Energy and Petroleum Minister Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah underscored the … Continue reading Ghana to get 200 MW wind energy by 2016

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57 Percent of West Africans Lack Access to Electricity

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has said that more than 57 per cent of the people in West Africa are without access to electricity. The bank stated this in its “West Africa Monitor Quarterly”, for the second quarter of 2014 report. It said that the percentage approximated the average for sub-Saharan Africa,” but extremely low … Continue reading 57 Percent of West Africans Lack Access to Electricity

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Investors in solar energy eye sub-Saharan Africa

“The growth in the power sector in sub-Saharan Africa is likely to be somewhere between 60 and 80 gigawatts over the next ten years, and solar is going to form 10 to 15 percent of the overall increase in energy mix across sub-Saharan Africa,” Douglas Coleman, project director for Mere Power Nzema Limited, told Anadolu … Continue reading Investors in solar energy eye sub-Saharan Africa

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Ghana has potentential for Wind Energy

Mr Iver Høj Nielsen, Head of Press, State of Green Consortium, a public-private partnership in Denmark leading in the transition to a green growth economy, has said that Ghana has the potential for wind energy. “South Africa and Ghana have lots of wind,” he told a group of 12 environmental journalists from Ghana, South Africa … Continue reading Ghana has potentential for Wind Energy

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Ghana completes first solar plant in Navrongo

The Volta River Authority (VRA) is about to inaugurate its first solar power plant at Navrongo in the Upper East Region as part of its corporate policy to develop renewable energy resources to augment its power generation. The Navrongo Solar Power Plant is a 2MW facility, the largest grid PV plant in West Africa apart … Continue reading Ghana completes first solar plant in Navrongo

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