Accra and Berlin, 7th August 2018: ecoligo announces that it will continue membership as a platinum premium partner of the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Ghana (AHK Ghana). The partnership gives ecoligo access to a valued network of local and German companies in Ghana, where ecoligo has a branch.
“As we establish our position in the market, it is increasingly beneficial for ecoligo to build a strong network within Ghana. As a platinum premium partner of AHK Ghana, we have been able to leverage the organisation’s high-quality events to meet business partners and potential clients. This provides a platform for us to facilitate synergies, take part in knowledge exchange with other companies and develop new business relationships in the country.” says Martin Baart, CEO of ecoligo.
AHK Ghana works to provide support and promote the businesses of premium partners like ecoligo. The delegation also encourages international business opportunities through activities such as organising a variety of events. AHK’s Ghana office is situated in Accra and is one of the 140 locations worldwide.
“From our experience within a large network of Ghana-based businesses, we can clearly see the need for ecoligo’s fully financed solar-as-a-service solution in this market. Many of the companies here face high electricity costs and lack access to finance. We are happy to welcome a partner who we believe will have a visible impact on the business landscape in the country.” – Maximillian Butek, Delegate of AHK Ghana.
ecoligo has financed and executed its first solar projects in Ghana in the past months, one of which is to provide a bank in Accra with solar energy. This project was supported by the German Energy Agency (dena) Renewable Energy Solutions Programme, which helped ecoligo to boost its marketing activities. The project was comissioned last month and signals the bank’s move to more sustainable operations, as well as demonstrating ecoligo’s solar-as-a-service approach to other businesses in Accra.
ecoligo provides a fully financed solar-as-a-service solution for businesses in emerging markets. With a complete digital platform for financing and delivering solar projects, ecoligo removes the barriers that prevent such projects from being realised. Supplying these businesses with affordable electricity enables them to grow and boost the local economy. Find out more at ecoligo.com.
At 140 locations in 92 countries around the world, the German Chamber Network (AHKs) offers its experience, network and services to German and foreign companies. AHKs are located in all countries, which are of special interest for German industry and business. The Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Ghana (AHK Ghana) is part of the worldwide AHK German Chamber Network. As a Delegation, it is the preliminary stage for a bilateral Chamber of Commerce. AHK Ghana provides services under the umbrella of DEinternational Department. DEinternational aims at facilitating the Ghanaian market entry for foreign companies. AHK provides assistance and information to German companies planning to do business with Ghanaian companies and vice versa.
This project is part of the worldwide dena Renewable Energy Solutions Programme coordinated by the Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena) – the German Energy Agency – and supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) within the German Energy Solutions Initiative.
German Energy Agency (dena)
dena is Germany’s centre of expertise for energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and intelligent energy systems. As Agency for Applied Energy Transition dena helps achieve energy and climate policy objectives by developing solutions and putting them into practice, both nationally and internationally. In order to do this, dena brings partners from politics and business together, across sectors. dena’s shareholders are the Federal Republic of Germany and the KfW Group. https://www.dena.de/en
German Energy Solutions Initiative
The transfer of energy expertise, the promotion of foreign trade and the facilitation of international development cooperation are part of the German Energy Solutions Initiative, which is coordinated and financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. The initiative offers networking and business opportunities in Germany and abroad, it showcases reference projects and facilitates capacity building. www.german-energy-solutions.de/en
dena Renewable Energy Solutions Programme (dena RES Programme)
The dena RES Programme was developed by the Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena) – the German Energy Agency. This programme, supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy within the German Energy Solutions Initiative, helps German renewable energy companies enter new markets. Within the framework of the programme, reference and demonstration projects are installed in cooperation with prestigious institutions. The installation is accompanied by comprehensive PR, marketing and training programmes. These projects showcase high-quality German renewable energy technology and help participating companies gain a foothold in new markets. www.german-energy-solutions.de/en/res
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