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AFSIA C&I Conference – Ghana (in collaboration with ECREEE and AGSI)

October 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

08:00 AM
05:00 PM
Oct 21, 2019

AFSIA is proud to invite you to its first conference in Ghana.

This conference will be co-organized with ECREEE, the ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, alongside ECREEE’s Annual General Meeting ESEF 2019 and in partnership with AGSI, the Association of the Ghana Solar Industry.


AFSIA’s conference will focus particularly on C&I solar (Commercial & Industrial), highlighting how solar can be a solution to improve business operations and which are the new opportunities for commercial and industrial business owners to benefit from solar energy in West Africa.

The conference is free to attend and we particularly encourage business owners who would like to learn more about solar energy benefits to attend. Registration may be done by email to info@afsiasolar.com with subject “Ghana C&I”

More info to be shared soon.



Program of the day:

Solar as a solution to improve business operations – Opportunities for Commercial and Industrial electricity consumers
Welcoming remarks
– ECREEE – importance of private sector to embrace solar as a solution to get access to more and better electricity
– AFSIA – introduction to AFSIA and content of the day
Presentation 1 – Current solutions for businesses to benefit from solar energy 
Corporate PPAs, lease, rent-to-own, …
Status of C&I in West Africa, market opportunities and lessons learned 
Case study 1 – Rooftop developer’s success stories in Ghana/West Africa
Presentation 2 – Technical aspects of a solar rooftop and hybrid project
Debunking myths about solar
Explaining the latest technologies available
Identifying the key aspects to take into account by Technical Managers before engaging into a project 
Presentation 3 – Legal considerations when engaging into a rooftop project and/or a corporate PPA
Overview of the existing contractual options for a solar projects and analyzing pros and cons 
Removing legal barriers to promote wider and faster adoption of solar in West Africa (net-metering, local content, import duties, …)
Case study 2 – Explaining the latest Renewable Energy law in Ghana  and its impact on opportunity for solar projects
Closing remarks – Solar in West Africa, the way ahead
Interview with regional authority to summarize discussions of the day and open discussion topics on how to further improve the adoption of solar by the West African business community



October 21
8:00 am - 5:00 pm