Ghana Will Launch A Rooftop Solar Project Next Year

- Dec 21, 2017-

Ghana's information minister Mustapha Abdul Hamid has announced plans to launch a long-awaited MDA rooftop solar programme in 2018.


The government hopes to use the rebate scheme to deploy 200 megawatts of rooftop solar energy across the country, ensuring that government agencies switch to renewable energy to reduce energy bills.The ghanaian energy ministry has also decided to promote solar energy nationwide to ease the country's electricity crisis in the past four years.

Under the new scheme, the applicant will pay only the cost of the peripheral system (BOS), the inverter, the battery, the charging controller, the circuit breaker, the switch, the cable, and the installation.The photovoltaic system can sell the remaining electricity to the local grid through a net metering program, with no upper limit.

As of the first half of 2016, Ghana had 23.22 megawatts of photovoltaic capacity.The country's renewable energy target for 2020 is 10%.Ghana currently has about 30 percent of the population without electricity, and the government plans to increase capacity to 5.5 gigawatts by 2026.