Study: Energy Transition needs Energy System Transition
4. September 2019
06.09. | RLI Energy-Dialog 2019
6. September 2019
Study: Energy Transition needs Energy System Transition
4. September 2019
06.09. | RLI Energy-Dialog 2019
6. September 2019


EnerSHelf - Energy Supply for Healthcare Facilities in Ghana

The overall project objective is the simultaneous improvement of access to health services (SDG 3) and sustainable energy access (SDG 7) in Ghana. Power outages may occur in Ghana and and cause considerable damage to the healthcare sector, as the light in the operating room may go out or life-saving medical equipment may fail. Although photovoltaic (PV) power could help, the PV market in Ghana is still relatively underdeveloped. In the German-Ghanaian joint project EnerSHelf, experts from science and industry of the various disciplines work together on both technical and politico-economic questions to improve and disseminate marketable PV-based energy solutions for health facilities in Ghana.

The project can contribute to sustainable economic, environmental and social development: An accelerated diffusion of integrative and reliable PV solutions supports an increase in the market share of renewable energy and thus a strengthening of the sustainability of the national energy system. In addition, improved energy access and reduced energy costs will allow for improved healthcare.

Project period: June 2019 – March 2023

Aktuelle Infos sind verfügbar auf der EnerSHelf Website.


The RLI’s task is to develop a data-driven nationwide electrification and market launch strategy for PV hybrid systems for healthcare facilities and surrounding communities in Ghana. For this purpose, the database will be improved, in particular regarding infrastructure data and spatially resolved socio-economic data.

A techno-economic assessment will allow an assessment of the market potential and the development of a comprehensive cost-effective electrification strategy that will address off-grid and grid-based solutions not only for healthcare facilities but also for surrounding communities.
Universität Augsburg

Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg

Technische Hochschule Köln

WestfalenWind Beyond


University for Development Studies (UDS)




Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

Projektträger Jülich (PtJ)

Supported by


Coordinated by

Projektträger Jülich (PtJ)

Research at RLI is supported by the Reiner Lemoine Foundation.


Catherina Cader

Deputy Head of Unit

Philipp Blechinger

Project Manager
Photo: Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, EnerSHelf Projekt
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