The 2017 edition of the West African Clean Energy and Environment conference and exhibition (WACEE 2017), has ended on a positive note with an outlook on harnessing Solar Energy as a solution to the energy crisis in the various African countries.
The three day event which took place in Accra between November 7-9, aims at encouraging the use of renewable energy for both domestic and commercial purposes in order to cut down on the emission of green house gases into the atmosphere with the provision of a clean energy for a more sustainable environment.
It was organized by the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Ghana (AHK Ghana) and Fairtrade.
The continent of Africa including Ghana, has variously been referred to as the dark continent for different reasons, yet, the most obvious of the reasons is that it doesn’t have enough energy to light up its night skies and Industries despite the abundant sunshine on the continent.
The final topic on the discussion table on the third and final day of the conference proferred some solutions to end the energy shortage on the continent by harnessing the power of the sun rays to produce solar energy for consumption.
The event drew patronage from more than 1,000 professional visitors who engaged with over 40 local and international exhibitors who had on display the latest technologies for the production of clean and environmentally friendly energy.
Some of the topics that were discussed over the three day life span of the conference include: Discussions on ensuring sustainable power to boost economic growth: is coal and nuclear the answer?; Exploring Financial support for inclusive business in the energy and environmental sector, among others.
WACEE ’17 was in partnership with organizations and institutions including the Association of Ghana Industries, the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission, the Electricity Company of Ghana, the Economic Community of West African States, and the Oxford Business Group.
It also include Renewable Energy Association of Ghana, Start-Up Factory Kumasi – Paderborn, University of Energy and Natural Resources (Department of Environmental Engineering) and the Brew-Hammond Energy Centre – KNUST to promote representation of various sectors in the advancement of renewable energy solutions in Ghana.
Source: Clement Akoloh || ghananewsonline.