Renewable Energy Technologies have gained global attention due to increasing environmental concerns raised by the use of conventional energy use and technologies. Climate change concerns i.e global warming, rising temperatures, drought and many others have necessitated the need for viable sustainable energy options that are environmentally friendly. Technological improvements have also made renewable energy and energy efficiency very useful.
The youth who are the future leaders of the country have to be engaged in this sustainable pathway. Engaging them in the early stages is a way of creating awareness the dangers of climate change and to help them bring out innovative ideas on to mitigate these challenges. It is for this reason that the Energy Commission in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service instituted the Senior High Schools’ Renewable Energy Challenge to build a society of students with keen interest in the energy sector and also help increase the knowledge of sustainable energy among students in the second cycle institutions of the country.