Burundi’s solar capacity to double, announces President Ndayishimiye at ribbon cutting for first solar field

7.5 MW field result of multinational effort already provides more than 10% of nation’s electric generation capacity; more to be developed Gitega/Mubuga, Burundi – 9 May 2023: President Ndayishimiye of Burundi today visited Gigawatt Global’s solar power plant in Mubuga, Burundi, near the capital Gitega, the nation’s first utility-scale solar field. The high-profile celebratory event[…]

Gigawatt Global Begins Full Construction on Burundi’s First Private-Sector, Grid-Connected Solar Field

Gigawatt Global’s 7.5MW solar plant in Burundi to become first grid-connected project supported by REPP to begin full construction UK government-funded REPP set to continue support for country’s first private-sector grid-connected solar project with construction bridge loan London, 23 January 2020: Gigawatt Global’s 7.5MW solar plant in Burundi is to become the first grid-connected project[…]

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[…]

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,[…]

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.[…]

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[…]