The project

The project locations in Ghana

The project locations in Ghana

Operation

Three roof-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) systems with a total capacity of 40 kWp have been installed at three branches of Stanbic Bank in Ghana: Dansoman, Kasoa and Tema. These systems consist of solar panels mounted on the rooftop, which convert energy from the sun into electricity that is supplied to the bank’s electrical system.

The banks are still connected to the national grid, however the energy produced by the solar systems is solely for self-consumption and is not fed back into the grid. During the night or on cloudy days, when not enough energy is produced by solar power, electricity comes from the national grid. By switching between grid-provided and solar power, Stanbic can cover 30% of its electricity needs with solar energy. The electricity production from the PV systems and resulting CO2 savings will be demonstrated to the bank customers in each branch with an information display.

ecoligo operates its projects through a leasing model, in which the customer only pays a monthly fixed fee. They receive hassle-free electricity and do not need to employ or train staff to manage the system. This project is operated and maintained by ecoligo’s partner Yingli Namene West Africa Ltd. Through this fully financed model, Stanbic Bank can focus on its core business, while enjoying the benefits of a solar PV system.

 Representation of output of a solar system for self-consumption

Implementation

The project was coordinated and implemented by ecoligo GmbH in cooperation with its partners. Equipment was procured and delivered by SMA Sunbelt Energy GmbH, ecoligo’s consortium partner in the project. As the engineering and procurement company (EPC), Yingli Namene West Africa Ltd. was responsible for the installation and takes care of the ongoing operation and maintenance of the systems. NorthLite Solar Ltd. was the cooperation partner in the project and assisted in the project development and installation services.

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.

More information about the project partners can be found on the partner information page.

Technical details

20 kWp solar system
Dansoman branch, Accra
Expected yield: 29.43 MWh/year
CO2 savings: 14 tonnes/year

10 kWp solar system
Kasoa branch, Accra
Expected yield: 14.76 MWh/year
CO2 savings: 7 tonnes/year

10 kWp solar system 
Tema branch, Tema
Expected yield: 13.31 MWh/year
CO2 savings: 6 tonnes/year

PV modules:
Heckert Solar, NeMo 2.0 60 P 270 Wp

 

Inverters:
SMA Sunny Tripower 10000TL

Monitoring System:
Meteocontrol blueLog X Series

Mounting Systems:
K2 Systems D Dome
K2 Systems Solid Rail
K2 Systems Single Rail