As a clean, sustainable and renewable energy option, solar technology offers a practical, reliable and cost effective path for households, businesses, factories, schools, local and central government, as well as communities, industrial sites, regions and entire cities. Many African countries receive on average 325 days per year of bright sunlight. This gives solar power the potential to bring energy to virtually any location in Africa without the need for expensive large scale grid level infrastructural developments.
The distribution of solar resources across Africa is fairly uniform, with more than 80 percent of their landscape receiving almost 2000 kW•h per square meter per year. A recent study indicates that a solar generating facility covering just 0.3% of the area comprising North Africa could supply all the energy required by the European Union! Continuing development in solar energy is bringing down the initial and ongoing costs of solar echnology dramatically, making it a recognised way forward on energy policy. Solar West Africa is endorsed by Ghana's Ministry of Energy.
Glorious Sunshine – Africa's 'Heaven Sent' Solar Blessing.
Following on from the highly successful 2012 event, the imps Solar international conferences and exhibitions starts its 2013 programme with the 2nd Solar West Africa International Exhibition and Forum at the International Conference Centre in Accra, Ghana on 10th and 11th April 2013.
Solar West Africa’s inaugural event in April 2012, ‘The Brighter Way Forward’, was extremely successful, earning high praise from Government, business and wider stakeholder attendees. The event saw a high quality showcase of the developing opportunity offered by Solar Energy to West Africa, with sponsorship from Schneider Electric, the Volta River Authority, AD&TS, Rimas Technology Group and PSC Solar.
The 2013 event will respond to the increasing demand found since the inaugural event, from both international and African exhibitors and sponsors, with a move to a larger site which can accommodate an additional 60 exhibitors and 300 delegates. New national exhibitor groups from countries such as China and Turkey are already under development.
Sunshine – it's clean, sustainable and abundant in West Africa. The natural clean energy resource