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Solar Market Outlook in Ghana

In the past decade, Ghana’s ability to produce power is rapidly overpowered by its growing demand for power supply. This has prompted the government to adopt the UN Sustainable Development Goal, which is aimed at providing universal access to sustainable, accessible, and reliable energy sources. This eventually led to the focus on using renewable energy sources in the hopes of expanding economic opportunities in the country. 

Ghana has made great strides in its effort to expand renewable energy, particularly the solar power market. It is one of the African countries with the highest rates of electricity access (72% in 2014). Ghana has also managed to export power to its neighboring countries such as Benin and Burkina Faso. 

Due to the gradual increase in energy demand in Ghana, the government has focused its efforts on boosting its generation capacity. Solar is one of the primary renewable energy sources that the government has committed to tap and boost development on. Aside from addressing the growing demand for power, the government also wishes to take this step to reduce carbon emissions and take part in the global effort to fight climate change. 

Solar Energy Equipment Supply Capacity in Ghana

The solar manufacturers and companies in Ghana ran the gamut in terms of producing solar PVs, accessories, and other components. However, you can also find global and online distributors to supplement your options.

Top 8 Major Seaports & Logistics in Ghana

The port activity is alive and kicking in Ghana. Therefore, anyone – individual or industrial – who wishes to install solar power equipment can easily transport them through any of the major commercial ports:

  • Port of Saltpond,
  • Port of Tema,
  • Port of Takoradi,
  • Port of Sekondi,
  • Port of Elmna, 
  • Port of Accra.

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Power Transformers

What is a Power Transformer for a Solar Plant?

Power Transformers are devices used for transferring power from one line to another. Transformers use electromagnetic induction to induce the current from the primary coil to the secondary coil. Irrespective of the source of electricity, transformers are either step up or step down.

 

How is a Power Transformer used with a Solar Plant?

In a Solar Plant, the transformers get used in two points in the whole circuit. At the transmission, level to step up or step down the power. And in the solar inverters to step down the voltage to change the DC to AC.

 

Types of Power Transformer for Solar Plant

There are two types of Solar Power transformers.

  • Step up Power Transformer: The DC from the solar panels gets a step up from the transformer to match the power rating for domestic use.
  • Solar Inverter Transformer: The second application is the solar inverter. When the current is generated in the solar panels, it is a direct current or DC. To make it usable for households, solar inverters convert this DC to AC.

 

How does a Power Transformer for a Solar Plant work?

A transformer has a metallic core with coils on two sides. In Solar Transformers, the number of primary windings is more than the secondary windings. 

Due to electromagnetic induction, the current from the primary coil gets transferred to the secondary coil. The current gets stepped up due to the secondary windings.

Solar Transformer ratings have units Volt-amperes

 

List of top manufacturers of Power Transformer for Solar Plant 

One of the most famous names in Power Transformers for Solar Plants is Hitachi. Few other manufacturers and distributors are

  • GEC Durham Industries
  • Pacific Transformer
  • Niagara Power Transformer
  • MGM Transformer Company
  • Bright Manufacturing
  • QEED
  • VTC/GT
  • Triad Magnetics
  • eGauge Systems
  • Alfa Transformer
  • Olsun Electrics