Interview with Steven Denk from WestfalenWIND, project leader of EnerSHelF’s work package 2. He explains the importance of an easy and accessible communication to guide the users of the PV solar system at the three health facilities.
Work package 2 aims to promote user acceptance and sustainability of context-specific and marketable PV-based energy solutions. What does this mean in the local context of Ghana, can you explain?
This means that we will try to create an understanding
of electricity generation and consumption among the local population that gets
in touch with the system. To achieve this, we will choose a simple graphical
display, which will guide the users to ensure the optimal usage of solar power
in a comprehensible way.
Interview with Prof. Dr. Katja Bender and Callistus Agbaam from Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences. They explain, how work package 1 examines the Ghanaian political economy structure to understand processes that support or hamper the sustainable energy transition in the health and energy sectors.
Work package 1 aims to examine the
political economy of a sustainable energy transition in the Ghanaian health
sector. What are the specific aims of your work package?
aim of work package 1 (WP 1) is twofold. First, at the national level, we aim
to analyze the political economy structures that hinder or facilitate institutional
change towards a sustainable energy transition in the health and energy sectors.
By this, we seek to identify key decision makers or coalitions of change agents
and the corresponding decision-making processes or their influencing factors,
which have led to the emergence of the current institutional status quo.
Interview with Dr. Catherina Cader and Dr. Philipp Blechinger from Reiner Lemoine Institute. They explain how work package 3.4 of the EnerSHelF project develops a cost-effective electrification strategy to implement PV-hybrid systems for the health care facilities and surrounding communities.
Work package 3 aims to improve the country- and sector-based forecast of solar power generation (PV) and consumption (health facilities). What is the specific aim of your work package “Development of an electrification strategy for medical institutions”?
In our work package, we develop a data-driven nationwide market introduction strategy of PV-hybrid systems for health care facilities and surrounding communities in Ghana. For the derivation of the strategy, infrastructure data and spatially resolved socio-economic data in combination with irradiation data will be used. Thereby, a technical-economic evaluation allows an assessment of the market potential for PV-hybrid systems in the Ghanaian health care facilities. Finally, the results will be used to develop a comprehensive, cost-effective electrification strategy that considers off-grid and on-grid solutions not only for healthcare facilities but also for surrounding communities.
Interview with Prof. Harald Kunstmann and Dr. Windmanadga Sawadogo from University of Augsburg. They explain, how work package 3.2 uses the analysis of meteorological data to select the best configuration for the solar power generation at the three selected health facilties.
Work package 3 aims to improve the country- and sector-based forecast of solar power generation (PV) and consumption (health facilities). What is the specific aim of your work package “High resolution energy meteorological forecasts for Ghana”?
group aims to forecast the key meteorological variables for solar power
generation and consumption at the field sites. That includes for instance solar
irradiation and air temperature.
How do you address this, what activities have you already started to implement the necessary measurements?