Penn-Energy-Logo

Scatec, Norfund begin East Africa’s first utility-scale solar power plant

Scatec Solar, the global solar energy provider, have in partnership with Norfund, the Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries and Dutch developer Gigawatt Global Coöperatief, successfully closed on $23.7 million in financing on an 8.5 megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) solar park in Rwanda. The project, East Africa’s first utility-scale solar plant, will increase the country’s power generation capacity by[…]

PV logo

Global consortium collaborates on 8.5 MW Rwanda solar plant

The consortium is being led by Norway’s Scatec Solar and Dutch developer Gigawatt Global Cooperatief, with additional funding from U.K., U.S., Finnish and Austrian governments. The East African nation of Rwanda is set to lead the way in breaking new solar PV ground in the region with the announcement this week that construction has begun on a[…]