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[…]

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[…]

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[…]