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Accelerating Access to Electricity in Africa with Off-grid Solar: Off-grid Solar Country Briefing: Ghana


Overseas Development Institute


1 January 2016

This country briefing is one of 13 prepared as part of a background study for the Energy Africa campaign launched by the Department for International Development. The authors conclude there “is an understanding of solar technology, and good human capital. The operating environment in Ghana is deteriorating, but well run businesses with good local knowledge can succeed. Moreover, the government is searching for quick solutions to a critical energy crisis. Greater political and financial support for off-grid practitioners in a way that creates meaningful action and does not distort the market, clarity around duties and tax exemptions, and working capital solutions could help to accelerate market growth.”