Alternative Sources of Energy in Informal Settlements in Accra, Ghana
This study explores two questions:
- What alternative sources of energy can be installed in informal settlements to ensure an affordable, reliable and sustainable supply?
- What are the parameters of the given project(s) that would qualify it (them) for funding from public and private sources (e.g. international development banks, foreign aid, philanthropy)?
For this purpose, this study reviews the use of alternative energy sources in informal settlements in rapidly urbanizing places, including waste to energy and solar. Based on this review, this project undertakes a pilot study of the application of an alternative source(s) of energy in the study areas and brings the ideas to the project preparation stage to qualify for funding from international sources.