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2013 (Vol. 6, Issue: 05)
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Renewable Energy Technologies in Ghana: Opportunities and Threats

J.C. Attachie and C.K. Amuzuvi
Corresponding Author:  C.K. Amuzuvi 

Key words:  Photovoltaic cell, policy environment, renewable energy technology, , , ,
Vol. 6 , (05): 776-782
Submitted Accepted Published
August 30, 2012 September 24, 2012 June 25, 2013
Abstract:

In most developing countries, there is a monopoly of electricity generation, transmission and distribution by some governmental agencies, resulting in little or no access to electricity in rural communities where a larger proportion of the population resides. A study of Renewable Energy Technologies (RET) in Ghana is presented in this study. The renewable energy technology discussed is based on solar Photovoltaics (PV). This study addresses some of the vital factors that have prevented the growth of a viable market for RETs using solar PV as a typical example. Adverse policy environment and lack of financing are cited as the main barriers to be surmounted. Recommendations are made for government and all stakeholders to engage the private sector to give the RET industries a boost. The injection of an electrification fund is proposed to support grid extension to areas of proven economic potential using RET.
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J.C. Attachie and C.K. Amuzuvi, 2013. Renewable Energy Technologies in Ghana: Opportunities and Threats.  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 6(05): 776-782.
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