German Training Week – Solar

GENERAL BACKGROUND

Ghana has the highest electricity tariffs in Sub Saharan Africa with an average annual electricity price increase of 16% over the last 6 years. In addition, power demand is constantly growing with the Government implementing initiatives to expedite industrial growth. Such initiatives include the “One District One Factory” initiative that aims at building 50-65 factories per year from 2017 to 2020.    From 2008 to 2017, Ghana’s industrial load increased by 5.3%. With the high industrial tariffs coupled with large and growing power demand, Ghana has among the largest potential for commercial and industrial scale solar PV in Sub-Saharan Africa. The German Training Weeks are designed to foster knowledge sharing and strengthen business partnerships though capacity building measures involving Ghanaian and German key players.

 

From 05 to 08 November 2019, the German Training Week – Solar will take place in Accra, Ghana. The German Training Week – Solar is organized under the framework of the German Energy Solutions Initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). It aims at facilitating business partnerships as well as strengthening existing ones, while providing a platform for information exchange and the transfer of technology and know-how. The goals are to:

 

  • Build capacity in the technical and financial aspects of PV Systems
  • Identify new business partnerships with reliable German companies
  • Strengthen existing partnerships with German companies

Trainers

The training contents will be presented by representatives of reputable German companies:

  • Maxx solar energy PTY Ltd
  • HOPPECKE Batterien GmbH and Co. KG
  • P+P GmbH
  • Valentin Software GmbH
  • SMA Sunbelt Energy GmbH
  • ENERTRAG AG
  • Greenvesting GmbH
  • BAE Batterien & Co. KG

 

Target Groups of Participants

The sessions have a distinct focus on technical capabilities and aim on bringing benefit to the…

  • solar and renewable energy companies,
  • energy service providers,
  • renewable energy financiers.

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