Ghana is set to construct first industrial and business park in Africa wholly powered by renewable energy in Takoradi, Western Ghana.
According to Sabine Dall’Omo, CEO of Siemens who confirmed the report, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with WestPark Enterprises was signed to develop an expandable microgrid solution for the fast-growing industrial and business park.
RE industrial park
The new industrial park is poised to accelerate the transformation of Takoradi – Ghana’s third-largest city.
The microgrid will be powered by onsite photovoltaic panels. A back-up battery storage solution will be sourced as well. The grid can be expanded as more buildings are added with the aim to ensure that the park remains powered by renewable energy.
“This project is perfectly in line with Siemens’ vision for future business in Ghana and other African countries. As a company we are continuously looking for new responsible and efficient energy and infrastructure solutions, and our collaboration with WestPark is a good example of how we can support partners with similar goals,” said Sabine Dall’Omo.
Economic growth across Africa
The WestPark aims to eliminate many of the challenges faced by companies doing business in Sub-Sahara Africa, such as access to reliable power, water, broadband internet, and transport.