In Ghana, A Massive Solar Plant Will Be Bright Spot On 'Dark Continent'
Blue Energy, a British renewable energy investment firm, has confirmed plans to construct Africa’s largest solar panel installation -- a 155-megawatt photovoltaic, or PV, plant -- near Aiwaiso, a municipality in Ghana’s southwestern Nzema district.
Construction will be undertaken by Mere Power Nzema Ltd., a subsidiary of Blue Energy. The firm has been granted a 100-year lease on the site and permission to connect to the Ghanaian power grid.
“Ghana's forward-thinking strategy puts it in a strong position to lead the renewable energy revolution in sub-Saharan Africa,” said Blue Energy CEO Chris Dean in a Tuesday press release.
“Nzema is a case study in how governments can unlock the huge potential for solar energy in Africa. We are delighted that it will make a strong contribution to the national economy, provide much needed generating capacity and help develop the skills of the future”, according to a report in International Business Times. >>More here