Singapore Company to Install 65MW Floating Solar System in Ghana

  • G8, a Singapore-based technology company with global expertise in offshore and marine renewable energy projects has been awarded with an agreement (“LOI”) by BUI Power Authority Ghana, to install a full turnkey 65MW floating solar PV system at BUI Hydro Dam facility.
  • The GPM-65 Solar-Hydro System will occupy approximately 350,000m2 of water space at Black Volta River close to the Hydro dam vicinity.

The Solar-Hydro system will be incorporated with G8’s marine engineered mooring and floatation technology to cater to different depth variations of the dam throughout the year. The system will feature an advanced power management system with an optional ESS (Energy Storage System) to integrate the function of solar power and hydropower generation.

The existing 5MW pilot system on the BUI dam. Image credit: G8

G8’s management, together with local joint venture partner KW Renewables, conducted a site assessment of the hydro dam facility to initiate logistics and project preparation with BUI operations team. The system is part of an extension to a present 5MW system and is targeted to be commissioned by third quarter 2023.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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