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Meinergy Signs Agreement with Huawei on a 1 GW and 500 MWh Project to Facilitate Green Development of Ghana

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Huawei Digital Power Technologies Co., Ltd. has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Meinergy Technology Limited, a leading renewable energy developer in West Africa to establish a large renewable energy project in Ghana. The deal will see Huawei Digital Power provide products and solutions for a 1 GW solar photovoltaic plant and 500MWh energy storage system (ESS) being developed by Meinergy.

Wu Guangwen, CEO of Meinergy, Zhou Wei, Managing Director of Huawei Ghana Representative Office, along with Fang Liangzhou, the Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Huawei Digital Power were present at the signing ceremony.

Meinergy Technology works across mining, electricity, and the solar PV sector in Ghana and has been growing its clean energy footprint in the country. The firm has previously built the 20 MW Gomoa Onyaadze solar power station in Ghana’s central region. The plant was commissioned in 2018 and now operates under a PPA with Power Distribution Services Ghana (PSDG).

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Both the companies, Huawei Digital Power as well as Meinergy have been working closely across the African market to deliver their renewable energy solutions. They plan to further cooperate in photovoltaic & energy storage system development, data centers, public cloud, etc., to build a greener Africa.

In Ghana, even the demand for renewable energy is going up, there is a serious shortage of personnel and firms experienced in the sector. This has resulted in slower off-take and project execution, a gap that top Chinese energy solution providers have been pushing to fill.

Ghana aims to industrialize and modernize its agricultural sector, thus to meet the increasing demand for power and accelerate economic development, the country has set its strategic goal for renewable energy. Ghana has set its target of increasing the renewable energy percentage by 10% in its electricity mix by 2030.

The West African country has updated its Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement (during COP21) but pointed out at COP26 putting into action its various strategies and plans to mitigate CO2 emissions would require significant foreign investment to implement climate interventions.

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