Ghana gov’t gives green light on mega solar power project
A large-scale rooftop solar installation project, owned by Helios Solar Company and powered by solar inverter Sungrow, has been given the go-ahead by Ghana’s government.
During a visit to the site located in the Tema Freezone, Ghana’s Minister of Energy Dr Matthew Prempeh-Opoku affirmed government’s support.
Owned by Helios Solar Company (part of LMI Holdings), the 16.82-megawatt project utilises Sungrow’s SG350HX PV inverter alongside the company's MV Station MVS4480-LV.
Funded by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) as part of an all-encompassing US$30-million clean power and water deal with LMI Holdings, the installation will comprise of 29,261 solar panels using the latest N-type technology across a rooftop area of 92,000m² of LMI Holdings’ IWC Mega-warehouse.
Stakeholders say the project, selected by the PV EPC and O&M Contractor, Dutch & Co., the components will “play a pivotal role in delivering reliable and efficient solar energy solutions”, and help the country reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 11,000 tonnes annually.
A representative from Sungrow said, "The Sungrow team is proud to have been selected by Dutch & Co to provide technical solutions for this project which will be Africa’s largest rooftop solar installation. This work aligns with our mission, 'clean power for all’ and reinforces our commitment to accelerating the adoption of clean energy solutions and driving innovation in power conversion technology for a sustainable future.”
Once operational, the solar system is expected to produce 24,750 MWh of clean, stable, and sustainable electricity annually.