JICA Installs Ghana’s Largest Photo Voltaic System To Generate Electricity For NMIMR

The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) was established by Japanese Grant Aid in 1979. Technical cooperation of varying forms for NMIMR has been on-going through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) since the establishment of the Institute.

NMIMR and JICA are organizing a commissioning ceremony for the installation of photo voltaic system to generate electricity for the NMIMR on 17th April, 2013.

The grant agreement between the Governments of Ghana and Japan for the Project for Introduction of Clean Energy by Solar Electricity Generation System amounting to 610 million JPY (approximately 6.5 million USD), was signed on 12th March 2010.

The capacity of the solar electricity generation system is 315 kW and the largest scale of the module of the solar electricity generation system in Ghana. The objective of the project is to increase the percentage of renewable energy in power supply and decrease greenhouse gas emission by installing the photovoltaic system.

Ghana produces electricity using hydroelectric power and thermal power generation. However, due to increased electric demand and other factors, the production of electricity is fluctuating. Therefore, the introduction of renewable energy and solar photovoltaic (PV) is seen as one of the alternative power generation system.