Ghana's very first reciprocal solar PPA

Feb 21, 2020 09:17 AM ET
  • Plastic producer Miniplast will certainly purchase electrical energy from a 704 kW grid-connected solar array possessed as well as run by Norwegian developer Empower New Energy AS.
Ghana's very first reciprocal solar PPA
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Norway-based Empower New Energy has actually safeguarded among Africa's very first power acquisition contracts (PPAs) for the supply of solar power.

Encourage, which has a concentrate on project release in sub-Saharan Africa, stated Ghanaian plastic maker Miniplast Limited has actually consented to acquire electrical power from a 704 kW roof solar array to be set up on its production and also reusing center in Accra, in the Ghanaian funding.

" The plant will certainly be mounted and also run by Stella Futura Ltd under a power sales contract authorized in between the 3 companions," Empower New Energy claimed. "The financial investment will certainly be made with a regional project firm bulk had by Empower Invest, the effect mutual fund handled by Empower New Energy." Stella Futura will certainly serve as EPC professional for the project.


The economic regards to the PPA were not exposed.

The roof setup is slated to come to be functional in July.

A reciprocal solar PPA in Africa was checked in January 2019 in between Egyptian solar business SolarizEgypt and also the Arabian Cement Company.

Ghana is enhancing initiatives to increase the share of renewables in its electrical energy mix. Under its power method, the country desires 2.5 GW of renewable resource generation ability-- possibly consisting of hydroelectric-- by 2030. Ghana had simply 64 MW of solar ability at the end of 2018, according to International Renewable Energy Agency stats.

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