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Stand-Alone Solar System in West Africa

ROGEP Presentation

As part of The Brew-Hammond Energy Centre’s vision, “to become a globally recognized excellent center for energy in Africa,” the center in collaboration with The World Bank-ECREEE’s Regional Off Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP) organized a seminar on 4th October,

2018 at the College of engineering (petroleum building) KNUST on the topic “Stand Alone Solar Systems in West Africa’’.

The seminar was attended by students (both undergraduate and postgraduate), heads of department and faculties including the provost of the College of engineering Professor. Mark Adom-Asamoah and the Director of Brew-Hammond Energy Centre,

Dr. Emmanuel Ramde. Mr. Kwabena Adom-Opare a technical specialist from the World Bank, who was the speaker for the seminar said the main purpose of the seminar was to educate the university community on Stand-Alone Solar Systems in West Africa and where Ghana stands as a country, also to explain the role of academia on electricity accessibility in the country. The speaker also explained that solar is the best solution for West Africa.

The role and benefits of The World Bank- ECREEE’s Regional Off Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP) in electricity accessibility in Africa were respectively highlighted by the Speaker.