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Renewable Energies: Ghana to Supply 3 Airports with Solar Energy

3 airports in Ghana will soon run on solar energy. This is the important project under way in the country with the support of India.

The international airports of Kotoka-Accra, and Kumasi, as well as the secondary airport of Nevrongo will switch to solar energy in a few months.

This is indeed the ambition that the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) has set for itself, which is in charge of managing airports in the country. According to Agenceecofin, this structure signed “a memorandum of understanding, with the Indian Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL), in March 2018, for the installation of solar power plants at three airports in the country”.

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The colleague reports that to discuss the progress of the works, a meeting was held recently between Joseph Kofi Adda, the Ghanaian Minister of Aviation, and Sugandh Rajaram. Indian High Commissioner to Ghana, Sugandh Rajaram. 

The first stage of this project consists of the construction of a 6 MW power plant at Accra airport, including 1.5 MW intended for parking lots.

With financing facilities of $ 10 million injected by Exim-Bank of India, the project will be extended to all airports in the country, if the current one satisfies both partners.

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