Gigawatt Global develops $23.7 million solar farm for Rwanda

By Robin Whitlock Gigawatt Global’s utility-scale solar field in Rwanda boost’s the country’s electricity generation capacity by six percent.   Gigawatt Global has officially launched its  $23.7 million  solar energy plant in the East  African country of Rwanda,  which the  company financed, constructed and  interconnected 12 months after the official  signing of the  Power Purchase[…]

Rwanda Banks On Clean Energy to Achieve Growth Target

By Edwin Musoni Infrastructure minister James Musoni has reiterated government’s interest in exploring clean energy, particularly solar power, to achieve its development targets. Musoni, who was yesterday unveiling a new solar photovoltaic power plant in Rwamagana District, said energy remains a salient resource for both current and future generation. The $23.7 million utility-scale plant, the[…]

1st Utility-Scale Solar Energy Project In East Africa Now Online — Rwanda’s Total Grid Capacity Surges 6%

February 9th, 2015 by James Ayre The first utility-scale solar energy project in the whole of East Africa — Gigawatt Global’s 8.5 gigawatt (GW) solar project at the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village — is now online. The completion of the project boosted Rwanda’s total electric grid capacity by ~6%. The project represents the first instance of a utility-scale[…]

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Gigawatt Global plans 1,000 MW solar power in Africa by 2020.   “KIGALI (Reuters) – Dutch company Gigawatt Global said on Thursday it will spend $2 billion to generate 1,000 megawatts of solar power in Africa by 2020 after launching the largest photovoltaic field in East Africa at a village in Rwanda. African nations are[…]

Gigawatt Global launches East Africa’s First Solar Field

press release   East Africa’s First Utility-Scale Solar Field Boosts Rwanda’s Electric Generation Capacity by Six Percent   (Kigali, Rwanda) – Only 12 months after the official signing of the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), Gigawatt Global has succeeded in financing, constructing and interconnecting a $23.7 million solar energy plant, culminating in a ceremonial ribbon-cutting event.[…]