Rwanda signs $24m deal for solar power plant near Kigali

Rwanda is set to become the first country in east Africa with a utility-scale solar plant after a $24m deal was signed to build the scheme outside Kigali, the capital. The 8.5 megawatt solar photovoltaic project is the brainchild of American-Israeli green entrepreneur Yosef Abramowitz, a pioneer of Israel’s solar industry. It is expected to[…]

Gigawatt Global Finalizes Money to Build Rwanda’s First Commercial Solar Field

A Dutch company said Monday it has begun construction of a solar field in Rwanda in what it said would be the first such large-scale project in eastern Africa. Gigawatt Global Coopereratief said it had closed the $23.7 million financing for the project and that construction began last week. Yosef Abramowitz, president of Gigawatt Global and[…]

Rwanda Project News

Download PDF: 20140217_Gigawatt Global Rwanda release – Feb-17-2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 17 February 2014 Construction Begins on East Africa’s First Utility-Scale Solar Field Breakthrough project “a game-changer for humanity and the environment” Dutch solar developer Gigawatt Global Coöperatief successfully closed on $23.7 million in financing on an 8.5 megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant from an[…]