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Business News of Friday, 31 January 2020


Jubilee House solar energy project to be completed June

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The 912 KWp Solar Power Plant for Jubilee House, the seat of Government will be completed by June this year.

When completed, 60% of the power consumed by the entire state facility will come from solar energy.

The Minister of Energy, John Peter Amewu, made the disclosure when he paid a working visit to the Jubilee House to inspect the ongoing installation works of the solar system. The project is being carried out by the Strategic Security System Limited (SSS), a wholly Ghanaian owned solar company.

President Akufo-Addo in his "State of the Nation Address" to Parliament on February 21, 2019 revealed that his administration looks forward to installing "Solar Power Panels" at the Jubilee House that will result in the seat of Government having about 60% of its energy needs from solar.

The Energy Minister in an interview with the press pointed out that “Having visited the site, I am very much impressed about progress on site. This work is part of government agenda towards inclusion of renewable energy in our energy mix.

As government, we believe in the importance of renewable. We have a target of ten percent (10%) as a proportion of our energy mix within 2020.”

He added: “I am encouraging the contractors to go ahead with the speed at which they are going about this project.t

The contract price for the entire project is US$1.49 million.