As Blackouts Continue, Is Solar Energy the Next Big Thing?
In an effort to check spiralling electricity and generator fuel costs as well as unreliable service delivery through the national grid, many businesses and householders are comparing alternative energy options including solar power. And pundits are predicting a solar energy boom in homes, offices, factories, schools and hospitals throughout Ghana.
Traffic management systems to solar energy integrators AD&TS Ghana Ltd will be one of the principal sponsors’ of the 2nd Solar West Africa ’13 exhibition and conference, Ghana’s only definitive event for the solar industry. AD&TS head of marketing, Joseph Impraim says, “A number of our clients are ready to investment in reliable, continuous and cheap energy both for their domestic and business needs. We have an expandable energy solution for every application starting with quite a modest investment. We will be meeting new prospects at Solar West Africa ’13 where we will be demonstrating the latest solar technologies.”
Running parallel to the exhibition will be a two-day conference where solar professionals will update their knowledge through a variety of topics presented by local and international speakers. Non-technical presentations will be made to business managers on the benefits of switching to solar energy. The conference is complimentary to delegates who qualify by pre-registering.
Home-owners, manufacturers’, architects and engineers, property developers, construction companies, utilities, ministries, departments and agencies of government, banks and financial institutions, distributors and installers, education and training institutions, NGOs, entrepreneurs and the media will converge on the Accra International Conference Centre on 10-11 April.
From Ghana, the solar exhibition and conference travels to Oman, the Philippines and China later in 2013. It is organised in Ghana by EXPO Promotions in conjunction with UK based IMPS. Says EXPO event manager, George Offei, “This is a fast growing market with considerable potential and the 2nd Solar West Africa ’13 exhibition and conference presents a great opportunity for participants to build new business contacts and open up the true market potential.”
The 2nd Solar West Africa ’13 with the theme Glorious Sunshine – Africa’s Heaven Sent Solar Blessing, has the support and endorsement of Ghana’s Energy Commission, the Association of Ghana Solar Industries, the Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Partnership and the American Council on Renewable Energy. It is sponsored by AD&TS Ghana Ltd and BusyInternet and is promoted globally through media sponsors’ GreenegyNews, TheSolarIndia.com and ENF.