Solar Energy

The second Solar & Off-Grid Renewables Africa conference and exhibition of the solar energy news publishers, PVTech will kick off tomorrow in Accra. The event is scheduled to hold at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra Ghana from April 21-22.

According to a release made available to TechCabal, the event is targeted at accelerating deployment of solar projects in West Africa in order to break down the barriers to development in the region. Investors, policy makers, developers, energy companies, financiers, NGOs, manufacturers and suppliers have been invited to brainstorm over the conference’s objective.

“There are opportunities to adopt small-scale, large-scale, grid and off-grid solar power systems considering the region’s solar resources. In addition, electricity demand is on the increase as income and socio-economic conditions improve across the region. Solar energy can diversify the current energy mix and help to meet this demand”, says Mahama Kappiah, executive director of the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE).

A significant initiative to be discussed at the Solar & Off-Grid Renewables West Africa Conference, according to the statement,  is the Access Co-Development Fund recently launched by Access Infra Africa. The Access Co-Development Fund has a target of deploying 5m USD to co-develop up to 5 power projects.  The conference also expects the Ghanaian minister for power, Dr Kwabena Donkor.

Source: Solar Media

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