WP Zugang zu leistbarer Solarenergie unter dem 200.000 Dächer-PV-Programm in Ghana
The business partnership aims at providing access to affordable, cost-saving and environmental-friendly solar energy for households and small businesses in underdeveloped (mainly rural) regions and thereby contribute to the electrification rate of Ghana.
The project aims at providing access to affordable energy to 24.500 people through 3.500 private household PV installations. In addition, 500 rooftop PV installations for small shops and enterprises are planned, benefitting 1.000 owners and their employees. The business partnership will create 8 additional full-time jobs, all the while 25 external sales and PV agents will have permanent employment.
Furthermore, training on PV installations to at least 30 people but also financing mechanisms for at least 2 banks to facilitate credits to economically weak households will be conducted. 500 leaflets/brochures about funding mechanisms for PV installations will be distributed.
Households and businesses in rural areas without access to (stable) electricity supply shall be the primary beneficiaries of this off grid-electrification initiative. Customers in underdeveloped rural areas will benefit financially from cost-savings (for charging of mobile phones, prevent acquisition of kerosene/kerosene lamps, one-way batteries for torches). In particular women and children who often stay at home will secure lighting and the use of electrical appliances, as well as ICT (radio, TV, smartphones, cooking appliances). Together with local banks, financial support will be granted making use of the local market conditions.
For the successful implementation of the project, the partners will solidify their position on the market as one of the few accredited institutions under the Government's 200.000 PV programme, by a) improving the local partner's capacity through training for internal processes; b) increasing the reach and network of distribution across the country; and c) promoting access to finance through information and training for local banks.
The long-term goal of Ghana is to have 200.000 photovoltaic rooftop installations by 2020.