This page presents an initial draft of the country profile on Ghana from the Off-Grid Lighting Assessment, a collaborative effort of the UNEP en.lighten initiative and the Lumina Project. This is one of 80 country profiles that estimate the savings potential and benefits of switching from fuel-based lighting to solar LED lanterns. For more information, please see the Overview and the assessment Methodology page. A list of all the countries profiled is provided on the Country Reports page.
We are inviting LuminaNET members to review these initial draft reports, and post feedback under each relevant country profile including corrections, updated data, and impressions about the draft results. When posting comments or suggestions, please include supporting documentation (reports, spreadsheets, links, etc.) wherever possible. General comments on the project should be added to the Overview page and any technical comments about the model should be added to the Methodology page.
A PDF copy of the report shown below is also available by clicking here: OGL_GHA_v1.pdf. Thank you for your help and input to this review.
The report is well done. However, the real issue is that the average Ghanaian, including the wealthy, feel that 7 months is too long to get a return. Shocking but true. Keeping it simple, a QUALITY solar lantern will sell from between 70 Ghs and 180 Ghs. Many Ghanaian consumers are reluctant to spend and continue with kerosene, candles, etc...
The main culprit is Ghanaian customs. Customs costs add to the retail price. Once again, the government prevents progress...
Attachment has quite a bit of detail on off-grid lighting among traders in Ghana.