Mr. Firmin Nkamleu Ngassam, the Taking care of Director of solar electrical power developing, producing and set up firm, Yingli Namene West Africa, has encouraged corporations in the nation not to make it possible for the upfront cost of photo voltaic plant installations to discourage them from including the resource to their electricity blend.
He reported even though numerous solar putting in providers expected upfront payments from their consumers, Yingli Namene had structured a unique economic arrangement that authorized interested companies to pay back every month for the plant and the strength eaten.
Immediately after a period of time, he explained the plant then gets the house of the client – generating it feasible for the customer to reduce reliance on the nationwide grid.
This, he mentioned ensured that photo voltaic taken care of its report as a less expensive strength option to the national.
He, consequently, encouraged firms intrigued in adding the source to their strength mix but deterred by the upfront expense to speak to Yingli Namene for qualified advice.
Mr Ngassam was speaking to the media at the tour of a 400.4 kilowatts for every hour (kWp) plant that the firm mounted for an indigenous beverage producer, Kasapreko Corporation Constrained.
The plant, which is the initially of its sort, was financed by CrossBoundary Ghana Minimal under a distinctive arrangement that makes it possible for Kasapreko to spend on a regular foundation.
Applying that as an case in point, Mr Ngassam said Yingli Namene and its partners furnished Kasapreko with “an prospect to have photo voltaic without the need of upfront payment.
He said his outfit was impressed that Kasapreko had taken the direct by going solar and expressed the hope that the gesture would encourage other production companies in the country to include solar to their electrical power blend.
“We are proud to say that the normal is a European regular and executed by Ghanaians,” he stated.
He mentioned the enterprise was shaped primarily to make photo voltaic obtainable to enterprises to enable lessen their value of operation and carbon emissions.
On his element, the Controlling Director of Kasapreko, Mr Richard Adjei, explained the enterprise was building every month price savings of GH¢10,000 due to the fact it started out utilizing the photo voltaic plant in November previous yr.
“We spend on a month-to-month basis, which is more affordable than ECG and so we help save each and every thirty day period but after a couple of many years, the system becomes ours,” he explained.
Asked if the procedure was dependable, Mr Adjei claimed “it is extremely, quite dependable.”
He claimed the plant assisted to cut down its reliance on the countrywide grid by 3.8 per cent. It hoped to lower the reliance to about 16 per cent when a 2nd period of the task will come board and finally to 20 for every cent as section of attempts to support decrease cost.
Mr Adjei also recommended production businesses to glance to photo voltaic in their bid to cut down their electricity invoice.