GHANA – Meinergy, a Ghana-based solar project developer has signed a partnership deal with Huawei Digital Power Technologies to build a 1GW solar plant and 500MWh of storage at an unspecified location in Ghana
The installation should be backed up by a 500 MWh storage system, with the aim of enabling the entire facility to continue supplying electricity after sunset or in bad weather.
Accra wants to increase the share of clean energy in its electricity mix to 10% by 2030.
Huawei Digital Power and Meinergy have collaborated on previous clean energy projects in Ghana, including utility-scale PV, PV, hydropower hybrids, residential PV, and energy storage.
“Meinergy has vigorously expanded its renewable energy business in Ghana and other countries in Africa to provide stable green power for local communities and bridge the electric power divide,” said Huawei in a statement.
In addition to its already installed power-producing units, the country has new projects are in the pipeline.
Bui Power Authority (BPA), the body responsible for managing the 400 MW Bui hydroelectric dam, announced a few months ago the construction of eight solar power plants with a combined capacity of 259 MW.
BPA already operates a 5 MWp floating solar power plant in the reservoir of the Bui hydroelectric dam.