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Business & Financial Times Ghana Reports about EWIA and ARCCU Credit Union

On 09 September the official commissioning of the photovoltaic plant for ARCCU Credit Union in Takoradi could be celebrated. On the occasion of the board meeting and the elementary important event for ARCCU, the press was also present. 
In particular, the Business and Financial Times reported extensively on the event.
EWIA is increasingly noticed by the local press and regional business representatives.
(September 2022)

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EWIA Hands Over Photovoltaic System to Orphanage in Koforidua

We had the pleasure of handing over new 10k solar systems and also a battery system to the Glorious Hand Foundation in Koforidua to meet future needs. Glorious Hand runs an orphanage in the capital of the Eastern Region in the very south of Ghana, where about 22 children are cared for. 

Together with Jubaili Bros Solar, one of our trusted suppliers of solar and renewable energy solutions, and Huawei, we were able to present a solar solution that will enable the charity to meet its energy needs while reducing the challenge of electricity bills. A 5KWh battery system was chosen as a backup to provide a 24-hour power supply. A vote of thanks for attending the opening ceremony goes to Nana Obrempong Okyeame Bonsu of Jumapo in New Juaben Municipality, Asante Yeboah (Head of Department of Social Welfare), Bruce Liu (Manager of Digital Power at Huawei), Sampson Amanyo-Zickson (Head of Solar for West Africa at Jubaili Bros).

Ghanaian Beatrice Domevi, who lives in Germany, founded the home in 2014 in Breman Asikuma. The Glorious Hand Foundation supports HIV patients and children, malaria cases and incidents that prevent children from attending school. 

(Juni 2022)

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EWIA hires new Head of Technics at EWIA Infrastructure

With Bernard Acheampong we welcome a new Head of Technics. 
Ben was previously the technical head of Tong New Energy Ghana Limited, with whom EWIA has entered into a new joint venture. Ben is one of the experts in Ghana's telecommunications sector when it comes to the erection of telecom towers and Huaei Alpha projects.
Ben has been responsible for the erection of cell towers at over 200 sites across Ghana and is a great asset to the EWIA Infrastructure team

(April 2022)

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CM-Equity AG invests in EWIA Green Investments GmbH

CM-Equity has become a shareholder in EWIA Green Investments. "With our investment in EWIA Green Investments, we also want to make a significant contribution to CO2 reduction and the improvement of living conditions in Africa. With EWIA Green Investments we have found an important strategic partner. We also see interesting synergy opportunities here to expand our activities on the African continent," says Michael Kott, Founder and CEO of CM-Equity AG.
CM-Equity is a 19 year old financial institution from Munich, regulated according to §32 KWG. CM-Equity was an early pioneer in the field of digital asset management. With a fully licensed, connected capital market infrastructure platform for digital assets for companies, FinTechs and investors, CM-Equity has advanced to become one of the best-known players in the digital asset market in Germany and Europe.

(May 2021)

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Cooperation With Ewind

EWIA Green Investments expands business activities through cooperation in the agricultural sector
Just in time for World Earth Day, EWIA enters into a cooperation with ewind from Berlin. This strategic partnership in the agricultural sector once again underlines our impact investment approach.

EWIAinvestments develops, finances, implements and operates solar plants for commercial and industrial enterprises in Africa.

Through a combination of rain-fed agriculture and economically viable solar plants, ewind brings new impulses to energy and food supply, especially in Africa, where energy supply is often still inadequate, and droughts repeatedly threaten harvests. Agro-photovoltaics enables highly efficient land use through the dual use of the field. This means cheap solar energy and multiplication of agricultural yields and preservation of soils and biodiversity.

In this way, both companies contribute their know-how in the fields of agriculture in low-rainfall areas and financing sustainable energy production. This results in a double win-win situation. Cheap solar power for companies and at the same time agricultural yields are multiplied through more efficient water management measures and soil erosion is reduced.

(Apr. 2021)

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First EWIA Project in Tamale, Ghana

Less than 6 weeks after the successful foundation of our company "EWIA Green Investments West Africa", EWIA was able to sign the first contract for the realisation and financing of a solar project in Tamale, the northern provincial capital of Ghana. "We are very pleased that our careful and professional preparation for entering the Ghana market has paid off so quickly." (Says Nana Boateng, Sales Director, EWIA West Africa). The implementation of the project in Q1 2021 is intended to be a beacon for other companies in northern Ghana. EWIA is currently planning the implementation of various other impact projects in West Africa.

(Dec. 2020)

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Hiring of EWIA
Sales Manager Ghana

Welcome - Akwaaba - Nana Kwadwo Adu-Boateng

EWIA welcomes the new Sales Manager for Ghana, Mr. Nana Kwadwo Adu-Boateng.
We are proud that we could win Nana for EWIA. Nana has extensive experience in the solar industry, gained at various Solar companies. He has been responsible for the successful initiation and implementation of various solar projects. EWIA offers medium-sized companies an all-inclusive package for solar-powered systems with battery in West Africa. Nana is permanently located in Accra. As local manager he will be the first contact person for our customers in Ghana. We wish Nana a successful start in his new Position.

(April 2020)

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EWIA Supports Women's Initiative in Tolon, the Northern Region of Ghana

EWIA has agreed to cooperate with the Munich-based company Archimedes-Consult GmbH and to plant a certain number of trees in Ghana for investors.
Each investor receives a corresponding certificate with the coordinates of his tree and thus actively fights climate change. It is virtually a green dividend, a real impact investment! 

It was important to EWIA that this investment, in addition to CO2 sequestration, also provides employment opportunities.
In our case, in addition to the obvious benefits of reforestation, the 250 trees (shea butter and cashew trees) will provide local women with livelihood opportunities. Therefore, the cooperation includes Rural AgriHub Ltd and Lydia Madintin Konlan.

Rural AgriHub, serves 1 500 farmers and trains local women in the cultivation of these trees.  The trees are crops that will provide significant additional income to the women's initiative within 3 years. 

Further proof that EWIA is actively supporting and keeping track of multiple SDG Goals simultaneously.

(September 2022)

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EWIA Signs 28 New Employees for EWIA Infrastructue

EWIA is pleased to announce the expansion of its staff:
After already hiring 6 new employees during the year, another 5 employees could be signed on. In total, 28 contracts are signed with new employees. 

Last year, EWIA Infrastructure Ltd, Ghana, was established as a joint venture between EWIA and Tong New Energy to start the construction of towers in the telecommunications sector.
Gradually, however, the team will also be further trained and educated in electrical engineering and power engineering, so that synergies can also be created for EWIA's photovoltaic branch.
In particular, telecommunication towers will be equipped with PV systems.

(May 2022)

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Ralph Schneider Talks @ "Der Österreichische Nachhaltigkeitspodcast"

Recently, EWIA Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer Ralph Schneider was a guest on www.boersenradio.at 's Austrian Sustainability Podcast. He explained to host Sebastian Leben,

 

  • that the company aims to be present in West and East Africa as well as in the southern continent within ten years 

  • what the "lease-to-own" principle is all about, and 

  • why Schneider, a trained investment banker, relies on crowdfunding.  

Have fun listening!

(Oct. 2021)

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Mechanical Completion of EWIA's First Solar Project

Shortly before Easter, EWIA Green Investments had started the construction of the first solar project in Ghana. The realisation and implementation went according to plan. The local EPC company AB Solar was already able to report "Mechanical Completion". "With the Regal Hotel in Tamale, we can now present the first showcase project in northern Ghana. In the meantime, we have received various other enquiries from the north of Ghana," says Ralph Schneider CIO of EWIA Green Investments GmbH. The acceptance and test operation as well as the installation of the monitoring technology with engineers specially commissioned by EWIA is now scheduled to take place in mid-May. EWIA's management will be on site in Ghana for the next few weeks. Among other things, a customer visit to Burkina Faso is also planned. There, a larger off-grid plant including a large battery storage is planned with one of the leading construction groups.
(April 2021)

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EWIA Enters Into Joint Venture in Ghana

EWIA Green Investments GmbH (EWIA) and Tong New Energy Ltd. (Tong) have signed a joint venture agreement after about six months of preparation. Both partners will implement infrastructure projects such as telecommunication stations in Ghana in a new legal entity. While Tong is responsible for the technical and constructional implementation, EWIA will provide the administrative and commercial resources as well as the financing of the projects. The market in Ghana currently envisages the construction of more than 6,000 telecommunication towers. Each of these telecommunication facilities will also be equipped with its own solar system. "We are happy to have found a profound, strategic partner in EWIA Green Investments, who also has excellent market knowledge and experience in Ghana", said Frank Mensah - Founding Partner Tong New Energy. For EWIA, the joint venture is also another important milestone for the achievement of key SDG goals. In particular, the combination of telecommunications, renewable energy and the safeguarding of jobs in Ghana are to be emphasised here.

(Jan. 2021)

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Opening of
EWIA Green Investments West Africa Ltd.

In spite of all COVID adversities we have managed to successfully establish our subsidiary EWIA Green Investments West Africa. Within a few days we received our operating licence and also moved into our new office in Accra. We are looking forward to move many things with a "Magic Power Team" on site and to implement our first projects in a timely manner. Not only "Solarinvestments for Africa" but also "Investments for a better World". 

(Oct. 2020)

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Foundation of
EWIA Green Investments GmbH

After almost 12 months of intensive preparatory work, the time has now come. EWIA Green Investments GmbH, based in Munich and West Africa, is finally getting started.
As a new impact investment company, we have made it our goal to provide sustainable support to medium-sized companies in Africa.
EWIA develops and finances high-quality, renewable energy projects and enables companies to produce clean, reliable and long-term, cheap electricity.
This strengthens the competitiveness of the companies, secures jobs in Africa and helps the climate.
EWIA works together with international technology partners and investors.

(Feb. 2020)

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