Renewable Energy:
An Engine for Distributed Wealth Creation

OCTOBER 10–12, 2017



The Renewable Energy (RE) Act (Act 832) was enacted in 2011 to provide for the utilisation, sustainability and adequate supply of renewable energy for electricity and heat generation and for related matters. The Feed-in-tariff, Renewable Energy Purchase Obligation and Open Access to the Grid are enshrined in the Act to stimulate massive investment in the renewable energy sector.

The Energy Commission initiated the annual Ghana Renewable Energy Fair (Conference and Exhibition) in 2015 and has successfully organised two events to date. The Ghana Renewable Energy Fair is an annual Fair which aims at creating a platform for stakeholders in the renewable energy industry for the promotion of renewable energy technologies and innovation

The 1st Ghana Renewable Energy Fair was organised in November 2015 in collaboration with The Delegation of German Industry and Commerce’s (AHK’s) West African Clean Energy and Environment (WACEE) International Conference and Exhibition in Accra, attracting, 1,906 participants and 33 exhibitors. The theme was ‘Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development’

The 2nd Ghana Renewable Energy Fair was held in August 2016 in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre at Ashesi University. It attracted over 2,000 persons with 58 companies exhibiting renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and products such as solar PV systems, improved cookstoves, clean cooking fuels, solar water heaters, LED products, etc. The theme was ‘Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency: Accelerating Energy Access and Security’.

The 3rd Ghana Renewable Energy Fair seeks to build on the successes of the first two Fairs and continue to increase awareness on the benefits of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and its potential to contribute to social and economic development.


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Papers Presented at the 3RD Renewable Energy Fair 2017

Day 1 Presentations

1. Renewable Energy Electricity Regulation for Distributed Wealth Creation.
2. Role of Renewables in Ghana’s Nationally Determined Contributions (GH-NDCs).
3. Policies and the Master Plan for Renewable Energy.
4. Woodfuel Policy and Regulations for Ghana.

Day 2 Presentations

1. China-Zambia South-South Cooperation on Renewable Energy Technology Transfer Project.
2. China-Ghana South-South Cooperation on Renewable Energy Technology Transfer.
3. Energy Access and Productive Uses.
4. Delivering Sustainable Energy in A Changing Climate.
5. Ghana Alliance for Clean Cookstoves & Fuels. (GHACCO).
6. Techno-Economic Analysis of A Suitable Business Model For A Rooftop Solar PV Project.
7. Agenda 50:50 - Towards 50 Percent Renewables Electricity in Ghana by 2050.
8. Setting-Up Multifunctional Platforms In West Africa to Enable Access To Energy In Remote Areas.
9. Contribution of Renewable Energy To Socio-Economic Development Of Communities.
10. Overview of UNDP’s Sustainable Energy Portfolio.
11. Making Solar Home Systems Cheaper.

Day 3 Presentations

1. Financing Schemes for Distributed Renewable Energy Generation.
2. Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency In Residential, Commercial and Industrial Buildings.
3. Improving Business Case Viability forDistributed Solar PV.
4. Research Perspectives of Energy Efficiency in Buildings.
5. UMB - Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency in Buildings.
6. Meeting the Financial Viability Challenge of Mini-Grid Electrification.
7. Island Mini-Grid Development And Rural Wealth Creation.