Navrongo Solar Power Station

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Navrongo Solar Power Station
CountryGhana
LocationNavrongo
Kassena-Nankana District
Upper East Region
Coordinates10°52′48″N 01°06′10″W / 10.88000°N 1.10278°W / 10.88000; -1.10278Coordinates: 10°52′48″N 01°06′10″W / 10.88000°N 1.10278°W / 10.88000; -1.10278
StatusOperational
Construction began2012
Commission date2013
Owner(s)Volta River Authority
Solar farm
TypeFlat-panel PV
Power generation
Nameplate capacity2.5 MW (3,400 hp)

Navrongo Solar Power Station is a 2.5 MW (3,400 hp) solar power plant in Ghana.[1]

Location[edit]

The power station is located near the town of Navrongo, Kassena-Nankana District in the Upper East Region of Ghana. This location lies approximately 820 kilometres (510 mi) by road, north of Accra, the country's capital and largest city.[2]

Overview[edit]

Built at a cost of just over US$8 million, the plant is the first grid-ready solar station in the country. It is owned by Volta River Authority (VRA), the Ghanaian parastatal responsible for public electricity generation. The power plant was commissioned in 2013.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Daily Graphic (8 May 2013). "VRA completes first solar plant in Navrongo". Myjoyonline.com Quoting Daily Graphic. Accra. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  2. ^ GFC (25 February 2016). "Distance between Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana and Navrongo, Kassena Nankana, Upper East, Ghana". Globefeed.com (GFC). Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  3. ^ Editorial (9 May 2013). "Let's Have Regional Solar Plants". Accra: Modernghana.com. Retrieved 25 February 2016.

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