Dutch & Co makes significant progress on Africa’s largest solar rooftop project

Ghana’s leading solar energy firm, Dutch and Co. has made significant progress on Africa’s largest solar rooftop project, with two thirds of the installation completed. The project, located on the IWC Mega-warehouse in the Tema Freezone, spans a single building rooftop area of 92,000m2. Dutch and Co., the PV-EPC and O&M contractor of the project on behalf of the Helios Solar Company (Helios), will use a total of 29,261 solar panels of the latest N-type technology.

The project with a capacity of 16.82 MWp will annually produce 24,750 MWh of clean, stable and sustainable electricity. The installation will also reduce emissions by approximately 11,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year, contributing to Ghana’s efforts to address the negative impact of climate change on the country.

The innovative solar system is funded by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) as part of an all-encompassing $30 million clean power and water deal with Helios’ parent company, LMI Holdings to support job creation and greener, more sustainable, and more competitive industrial development in the country.

Commenting on the solar rooftop project, Dutch and Co.’s General Manager, Herbert Friese, said, “We are proud to be part of this milestone project. Our “Led’s go Solar” team has made incredible progress to date. As a result of our team’s dedication to deliver high quality work, and the adherence to strict health and safety standards, we are meeting all local and international standards pertaining to the project. We are on track to deliver a great project to our client. ”

About LMI Holdings:
LMI Holdings, a highly diversified Ghanaian company with interests in infrastructural development and active in the construction, property development, logistics, utilities and ICT sectors, is the primary developer of the Tema FZ, which hosts more than 80 companies operating in various sectors, including building materials and agroprocessing: www.lmi-ghana.com

About Dutch and Co:
Dutch and Company Ltd. is a leading renewable energy company, specializing in Solar PV and LED lighting projects with its registered offices in Accra, Ghana and with strong focus on Commercial and Industrial applications.
Dutch and Company Limited is fully licensed by the Energy Commission of Ghana to import, install and maintain Renewable Energy and Solar PV products and installations. Its mission is to decrease electricity consumption by using LED lighting and increase the supply of clean, stable and affordable electricity by using Solar PV ,
and to provide clients with durable solutions on time and on budget: www.dutchandco.com.gh

About the International Finance Corporation (IFC):
IFC – a member of the World Bank Group–is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record $43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises: www.ifc.org

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