Yingli Namene Enters Ghana’s Solar Energy Market

YingliYingli Namene West Africa (YNWA), a leading renewable energy solutions developer focused on West Africa, is expected to enter the burgeoning Ghanaian renewables energy industry, next week.

 During the launch on Wednesday April 13, 2016, the management of the company will also unveil the activities on about 50 Megawatts (MW) of commercial rooftop projects in Ghana and neighbouring countries over the coming years.

The inauguration of the company’s office complex ceremony will be chaired by the Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II, the Okyenhene of the Akyem Abuakwa, in the Eastern Region.

The Special Guest of Honor will be the Deputy Minister of Power, John Abdulai Jinapor.   Other VIPs expected are Ministers of State, Cultural Leaders, as well as Executives of various corporate and private organizations.

The CEO of Yingli Green Energy Europe GmbH, is represented by Ralph Schneider from Munich, Patrick Lagrange, CEO of Namene Energy International Limited, United Kingdom and Manuel Seiffe from Yingli Europe will be in attendance.

According to senior officials of the company, YNWA covers the entire project value chain from development, designing and drawing the layout of the solar plants.

It also oversees the construction management process, structuring finance through to operation and maintenance of the solar farms.

The Chinese international renewables energy company’s technical team, both in Ghana and Europe (UK, and Germany) has the required experience in the international photovoltaic (PV) market for the operational management and technical supervision.

Solar farm
Solar farm

Solar Power for West Africa

In a bid to bring solar power to the West African sub-region, Yingli Solar and Namene Energy International Limited last year incorporated a joint venture in Ghana which led to the birth of Yingli Namene West Africa (YNWA). The aim is to develop utility-scale and roof-top projects across the sub-region.

The Managing Director of Yingli Namene West Africa, Winfried Owtscharenko stated: “Our vision is to make affordable and reliable solar power possible for communities and businesses.  Solar electricity is a cost-effective way to produce electricity especially in countries with intense sunlight.”

Unlike other electricity generation plants, solar energy plants are fast to construct, need only limited maintenance and are noise and emission free, according to experts.Image result for solar energy

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Yingli Solar is one of the world’s leading solar panel manufacturers with more than 50 million solar panels developed worldwide producing 13 gigawatts of electricity, you can also check in https://greener.ie for more information about solar panels and enviromental energy system to provide greener systems.

With the mission to provide affordable green energy for all, Yingli leverages global manufacturing and logistics expertise to make solar power accessible for communities everywhere.

While Namene Energy International (Namene) is a developer of renewable energy solutions with a primary market in Africa. Namene is active in the solar photovoltaic market in Togo (Namene Energy Togo SARL) and Ghana under the trading name SolarGen Ghana.

Namene’s core business is in Project Development and Financing. It brings to fruition turnkey investment programme from site location to obtaining all the required permits and licenses with above average return on investment.

By Masahudu Ankiilu Kunateh, Managing Editor, African Eye Report

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