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!
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.