Backing Kenya’s Solar Potential

Nairobi, Kenya: InfraCo Africa, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), has signed convertible loan agreements with frontier developer Gigawatt Global; committing a total of US$2.2m to the development of the Samburu Solar and Transmara Solar projects, respectively. Each with a capacity of 10 MWAC, the sister facilities will generate clean, reliable electricity in some of the[…]

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[…]