Ghana

Sierra Leone to benefit from US$200 million electrification project

01 December 2017 | In The News, Program Information

Sierra Leone is among nineteen countries in West Africa that will benefit from a regional off-grid electrification project that will provide beneficiary countries with needed support to foster a sustainable and scalable off-grid solar energy market to meet the electrification needs of its unserved populations under the Lighting Africa Program, supported by the World Bank … Read More

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Lighting Africa to Support New Regional Program Targeting 19 West African Countries

06 November 2017 | Program Information

Recognizing the key role that off-grid energy sources can play in combating energy poverty, the preparation of a regional off-grid electrification project, funded by the World Bank and supported by Lighting Africa, was announced in Dakar on October 12, 2017, at the ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum 2017. The planned Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP) will … Read More

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The sun lights up rural Ghana’s dark nights

20 July 2012 | Uncategorized

Mr Joseph Danquah is usually a very busy man being the only carpenter in his village, Nimforkrom, which is located some distance away from Sunyani, the capital town of Ghana’s Brong Ahafo Region. If daylight were extended to 16 hours per day, he and his family would be able to get so much more done. … Read More

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Lighting Africa Policy Report Note – Ghana

01 January 2012 | Market Intelligence & Trends

This note summarizes a report prepared by Lighting Africa to identify key policy barriers to the adoption of modern off-grid lighting products and services in Ghana, and offers recommendations for their mitigation. Key recommendations include increased political participation, enhanced awareness and education, addressing product quality issues, making high-quality products affordable and available in the market, … Read More

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Green Energy Loans for the Poor

28 June 2011 | Market Intelligence & Trends

Microfinance institutions in Ghana are leading efforts to bring affordable solar lighting to the poor. The Christian Rural Aid Network (CRAN) is one such institution and is aiming to provide energy loans to 20,000 people over the next 18 months. “The success of our initial piloting showed demand is so enormous that we intend to … Read More

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