Ghana’s power authority completes first rooftop solar project at its HQ
London, Oct 11, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Ghana’s power generation company, Volta River Authority (VRA), has completed its first rooftop solar project at its Accra Headquarters.
This is part of its commitment to project the culture of working in a green and smart environment in the West African nation.
It is expected that the 80-kWp capacity facility will contribute about 25 percent of the total energy used by the Authority at its Headquarters.
According to Ing. Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa, who is the CEO of VRA, the project is evident that rooftop solar can be deployed in many public offices with significant success.
He encouraged other public and private agencies to consider similar projects
The VRA boss also disclosed that they intend to replicate the project in all VRA’s operational areas as a way of showing leadership to ensure energy development in a sustainable in Ghana
“More significantly we intend to deploy rooftop solar systems in our residential facilities at Akosombo, Akuse and Aboadze as part of our programmes to green our enclaves” Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa said in his opening address at the 5th Ghana energy fair in Accra
The VRA, he revealed looks forward to developing Ghana first wind power project and that they anticipate to successfully complete the 150mw wind power project to be located in the Keta and Ada municipalities respectively in the short and medium terms
He announced that his outfit will in 2020 develop a pilot floating solar project on the kpong hydroelectric dam at Akuse in the eastern region to test the feasibility and accuracy of the technology