|The 15 MWel Multi-Effect-Solar (MES) power plant with 100 GWh/a electricity generation has a 16 hours energy storage and a production capacity of 15.000 m³/day of drinking water for the supply of a new township in Accra, Ghana with 24/7 supply of electricity, high quality drinking water and warm tab water. The plant has an energy storage capacity of 250 MWhel to allow electricity production during the night hours.
WITT SOLAR AG have executed the design study for the solar thermal power plant, the energy storage, the drinking water production and the cooling system. Among the USP’s of the fully dispatchable Multi-Effect-Solar (MES) power plant are the flexibility in following the current power demand and its capability as the only non-fossil power plant to generate even more power after sunset than during sunshine hours. This is exactly, what the energy markets of most African countries are demanding for, having their peak demands, between 17:00 and 23:00 hours, being 20% or so higher than during day time.
Our CEO, Michael T. Witt was pleased having received the opportunity to explain to Honorable Mr. John Kofi Agyekum Kufuor, former President of Ghana the technical and economic advantages of the MES technology compared to gas-fired power plants.