Ghana has made tremendous progress in electrification . However, approximately 5,000,000 remain disconnected from the electrical grid in rural communities across the country. Not having electricity in these communities reduces economic opportunity, makes people less healthy and less safe, reduces access to education and information, and meaningfully decreases quality of life.
Black Star Energy aims to reverse these impacts in Ghana.
Black Star Energy – the first company to be permitted by the Ghanaian Energy Commission to operate solar powered, off grid, mini grids on a commercial license – has contracted with seven communities with 2000 inhabitants in the Ashanti Region of Ghana to provide electrical services.