Solar West Africa 2013

10-04-2013 to 11-04-2013, Accra, Ghana

Solar West Africa 2013 is Africa’s premier International Exhibition and Conference for the development and implementation of Solar Technology. It establishes an ideal platform to source new business, explore new opportunities and stimulate this emerging technology in West Africa.

Solar - a technology for Africa

As a clean, sustainable and renewable energy option, solar technology offers a practical, reliable and cost effective path for households, businesses, factories, schools, local and central government, as well as communities, industrial sites, regions and entire cities. Many African countries receive an average of 325 days per year of bright sunlight. This gives solar power the potential to bring energy to virtually any location in Africa without the need for expensive large scale grid level infrastructural developments.

The distribution of solar resources across Africa is fairly uniform, with more than 80 percent of their landscape receiving almost 2000 kWh per square meter per year. A recent study indicates that a solar generating facility covering just 0.3% of the area comprising North Africa could supply all the energy required by the European Union! Continuing development in solar energy is bringing down the initial and ongoing costs of solar echnology dramatically, making it a recognised way forward on energy policy.

The conference

This event offers the chance to meet new and existing business contacts, and to influence decision makers from local and central government, industry, and production and service industries. Solar West Africa 2013 will act as a catalyst for opening up this exciting new market.

Solar West Africa is endorsed by Ghana's Ministry of Energy.

Outline programme

The Seminar Programme will consist of a lively and informative series of sessions, highlighting the technological advances, economic and socio-economic developments in an informal environment. There will be Q & A sessions after each presentation.

Wednesday 10th April 2013

  • West Africa’s Solar Markets and projections
  • Installation, maintenance and operation
  • Education and training programmes

Thursday 11th April 2013

  • Off grid PV Market Solar thermal applications
  • PV Manufacturing Product development
  • Large scale PV systems Electricity storage


The International Conference Centre, Accra, Ghana

Located in the central Christainsborg area in Accra, the centre is close to the finacial, governmental and business locations in the heart of Ghana’s capital city.  With easy access to Kotoka Airport and a broad selections of first-class hotels nearby, the International Conference Centre is ideally placed to host Africa’s premier solar energy exhibition and conference. The centre has a press centre for the transmission of conference news and exhibition information, plus audio facilities for simultaneous translation into five languages.

REEEP discount

REEEP newsletter subscribers and stakeholders are entitled to a 10% discount.  Contact the organisers via the website link below.