The Government of Ghana is already an energy efficiency leader in Africa. In 2007 the country implemented a programme to replace 6 million incandescent lamps with CFLs, which resulted in peak savings of 124MW and CO2 savings of 112,320 tonnes per annum.
Since then, Ghana has intensified the implementation of appliance energy performance standards and labelling. Minimum performance standards have been set for refrigerators, non-ducted air-conditioners and CFLs. Import duty and VAT were waived on the importation of CFLs in 2002 and on light emitting diode (LED) lamps in 2010. However, there are currently no energy standards or labelling for LED lighting in Ghana.
REEEP has previously supported the development of technical standards for LED lighting in China and the spread of off-grid LED solutions with Lighting Africa.