Solar companies equipped, ready to aid the President – SPS CEO

Ofori Boateng stated “solar companies in Ghana are more than ready and well equipped to help government increase the contribution of solar in the power mix from the current 1% as stated by President Nana Akuffo Addo.”

“As the first Solar PV manufacturers in the country we know the challenges that our industry faces, and we are grateful that President Nana Akufo-Addo has reiterated his commitment to building the domestic capacity in the manufacturing and assembling of solar energy systems in the country.”

Mr. Boateng also stated that all the initiatives proposed by the President can easily be attained with the right private sector partnership.

“As the first and largest manufacturers of Solar PV Systems within West Africa and distributors of solar accessories for over 10 years, SPS is willing to work with the Government in meeting all of its goals.”

Meanwhile, the Acting Managing Director of the company, Maxmillan Kwarteng told Adom News the way to make solar affordable and widespread is for the several taxes on it to be reduced drastically.

He said the company is preparing to present a proposal to government on how to work in partnership to ensure the vision of the president is achieved to the benefits of the greater majority of Ghanaians.

SPS has West Africa’s first and largest solar manufacturing plant and has a production capacity of 32MW which will be upgraded to 150 MW by the end of 2018. Its parent company, Strategic Security Systems, has under the “Solar Lighting Programme’, distributed 1.2 million solar torch lights to farmers across cocoa, sheanut and coffee growing areas of the country. SPS is currently partnering with government to develop the 50 MW Solar Hybrid Bui Power Authority Project, which is scheduled to commence before the end of 2018.

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