Business News of Friday, 15 December 2017
The Translight Solar Limited, a solar technology, installation and distribution company pioneering Africa’s premier virtual energy grid, has been awarded the most Innovative Energy Company in 2017 at the maiden Ghana Energy Awards.
The company beat three other nominees in the category at an award ceremony held at the Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra.
The Ghana Energy Awards was supported by the World Energy Council, Ministry of Energy and its allied agencies.
Translight’s innovation is based on creating Africa’s premier virtual energy grid and a comprehensive platform that allows financial institutions to lend to customers for the purchase of solar energy systems removing the barrier of high upfront costs when migrating to renewable energy.
The company’s solutions are poised to transform the way energy is generated and transmitted on the continent, allowing even the most remote parts of the continent to be electrified for economic development and job creation.
In receiving the award, the marketing manager of Translight Solar, Mr George Kwakye, gave special thanks to the support the company continues to receive from the Ghana Climate Innovation Center (GCIC).
“We are grateful for the leadership of our CEO, Kobina Nyanteh….we couldn’t have come this far without the support from the GCIC”, he said.
Additionally, he commended some of the company’s team, including Philip, Brian, and Japtheth for their dedicated service that had seen the company achieving the feat.
“We are grateful for the partnership with Fano Technologies under the leadership of Dr. Fred McBagonluri and Nicholas Tali. Special thanks goes to Philip, Brian, Japtheth and the entire Translight team,” Mr Kwakye said.
The Special Guest of Honour, Mr Peter Amewu, Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, expressed joy about the organization of the award which sought to inspire hard work and innovations for national growth.
He said there was the need for Ghana to shift from conventional forms of energy to renewable sources that would reposition the country for accelerated economic expansion and improvement in living conditions of the citizenry.
Mr. Ing Emmanuel Dankwa Osafo, Director, Generation and Transmission at the Ministry of Energy who spoke on behalf of the Chief Director of the Ministry commended the organizers of the award, saying “the award will go a long way into shaping the industry and enhance competition.”