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Yingli Namene submits proposal to construct 50 megawatts solar energy

Ghana News Agency


By Morkporkpor Anku, GNA

Accra, Oct. 9, GNA -Yingli Namene WestAfrica Limited, solar energy designing, developing and installation company,has submitted a proposal to government to construct a 50 megawatts rooftopsolar energy for government buildings.

The proposal is in line with the Ministry ofEnergy’s plan to improve renewable energy penetration from less than five percent to 10 per cent of install capacity by 2020.

Mr Firmin Nkaleum Ngassam, the ManagingDirector of Yingli Namene West Africa, in an interview with GNA on thesidelines of the fifth Ghana Renewable Energy Fair and National EnergySymposium, said the company had built a 400kilowatts rooftop installation plantfor Kasapreko Company Limited in Tema.

The four-day event is on the theme:ʺOpportunities for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in a ConstrainedEnergy Sector.”

The Fair is a platform for the disseminationof information on renewable energy and energy efficiency and aimed to enhanceconsultation between academia, government representatives, decision makers,private sector operators, project financiers and consumers.

It is also to inform the broad populaceabout the latest renewable energy and energy efficiency policies, technology,innovation and future prospects in the industry.

"We have also made an installation of40 kilowatts solar power systems in three branches of Stanbic Bank," headded.

He said as part of the Stanbic Project, theyseek to extend it to other branches of the Bank.

The Managing Director said in the comingdays, the company would commission another 401 kilowatts solar systems for themanagement of the Central University at their Miotso campus.

He said with the Central University Project,they were not totally off the grid but used solar in priorities.

“We are very particular with this projectbecause it is in another area that is the educational sector. Therefore, we arevery happy to be commissioning next week," he said.

He said the company seeks to improve thelives of human beings by delivering solar solutions that yielded sustainableelectricity combined with compelling economics.

Mr Ngassam commended the government forcreating the enabling environment through policy and regulation for businessesin the solar energy space to operate.

He said by putting in place the right policyand regulatory framework, Ghana was well positioned to attract more investmentsinto the solar energy business and renewal energy in general.

"Yingli Namene Solar West Africa, isaiming at becoming the number one company in providing solar-powered solutionsto businesses in the country," he added.

He said in their production, they take careof everything from operation to production, and the client only have to pay asthey use, which was on monthly bases and this gave them some savings from dayone.

He expressed the hope that with theannouncement from the Senior Minister that government intended to provide solarenergy for the Jubilee House, others would also join.



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