World’s Youngest Country to Tap Solar Amid Teetering Peace Deal

2016-07-20 11:10:07.503 GMT By Anna Hirtenstein (Bloomberg) — Gigawatt Global Cooperatief UA, an Amsterdam-based renewable-energy developer, is working on South Sudan’s first solar project even as the country’s cease-fire teeters. The world’s youngest country, which gained independence from Sudan in 2011, struck a peace deal in August after a two- year civil war. Sitting atop[…]

Despite Coup Attempt, Burundi Solar Deal Moves Ahead

For information and interviews: Michael Fichtenberg +972-54-976-0092   25-Year Solar Deal Signed in Burundi   Bujumbura, May 12 — After a year of development, state-owned utility REGIDESO signed an historic Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Dutch-American developer Gigawatt Global Cooperatief to acquire much-needed electricity for Burundi’s citizens and signed in the presence of Nertherlands’ Ambassador[…]

Gigawatt Global receives grant for solar project in Burundi

Sunday, 12 April 2015 Robin Whitlock Wednesday, 01 April 2015 Solar company Gigawatt Global has signed two international grants for a solar project in Burundi where currently only four percent of the population has residential access to electricity.Gigawatt Global (GWG) is a partner of Power Africa and the Power Africa Beyond the Grid sub-initiative. It[…]

Gigawatt Global shines solar on Burundi

The solar and social development company has secured nearly $1 million in international grants to fund solar development in the southeastern African country, where only 4% of the population has access to electricity. Gigawatt Global, a solar and social development company and a partner of Power Africa and Power Africa’s Beyond the Grid sub-initiative, has[…]

GWG Receives Grant for Project in Burundi

Burundi Signs Up for Solar Nearly $1 million in international grants to top-tier frontier developer signed in Arlington, VA   (Arlington, VA) — Gigawatt Global, a leading solar and social development company and a partner of Power Africa and Power Africa’s Beyond the Grid sub-initiative, signed two international grants for a solar project in Burundi,[…]