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26 September 2016

JCS Investment launches solar kiosks in Ghana

solar-kioskJCS Investments Limited has introduced unto the Ghanaian market the first locally manufactured solar kiosk in Ghana.

The Solar Kiosk, which is a German technology, is one of many kiosks to be produced for small scale businesses. The Solar Kiosk is fully powered by solar energy; and would be placed in rural and peri-urban areas of Ghana.

Currently, Solar Kiosk operates about 10 kiosks in different locations across Ghana.

The kiosk can produce about 2 kilowatts of energy; and serve as an outlet for solar products.

At the launch of solar kiosks at Jamestown in Accra on September 8, Andreas Spiess, Chief Executive of Solar Kiosk, said the smart green start-up is an innovation that will impact businesses positively.

The range of solar products to be sold out largely for the benefit of rural folks, are solar cookers, bulbs, fridges, deep freezers and fans, to enable rural and deprived communities have an alternative source of power, and save the national electricity grid from excessive pressure.

Brekusu in the Central Region, is the first of five communities in Ghana which is benefiting from the pilot project.

Patricia Safo, MD of JCS Investments and Solar Kiosk, said her company views renewable energy as being very important to providing alternative power to Ghanaians and empowering rural communities.

“We are very proud that within a period of six months we have been able to provide Solar kiosk in five different communities in Ghana and that is not an easy task. We hope we can continue to provide more to a lot more communities in the coming years,” she said.

She said though solar products are quiet expensive, it saves money in the long term, and that was the reason why the company was targeting deprived areas.

To her, since Africa has abundant sunshine, solar energy is the future of the country.

Andreas Spiess, Chief Executive Officer of Sola Kiosk, based in Berlin, Germany, said the company is present in six Africa countries apart from Ghana.

Though Solar Kiosk is a German company, Mr. Spiess said Africa currently is the most promising continent, and he wants to be part of its development process.

According to him, even though Germany has less sunshine as compared to Ghana, 10% of their power supply is from solar.

“Africa has lot of sunshine. It is the sunniest place on earth, and yet most in need of energy.”

He added that Sola Kiosk is in the country to contribute its quota towards improving energy in Ghana and the African Continent as a whole.

 

Source: citifmonline.com

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