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Clean, renewable energy for Rwanda

Watch the video story of the construction of a solar electricity plant


In 2015, the Gigawatt Global solar plant was opened in Rwanda. It was the first utility-scale, grid-connected, commercial solar plant in East Africa. It was a pioneer.

Producing 8.5MW of electricity, it increased Rwanda’s energy generating capacity by 6%.

Built on land leased from an orphanage (which benefits from the rental income from the plant), debt finance came from the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund and the Netherlands development finance institution, FMO. Gigawatt Global’s equity is owned by Scatec Solar ASA, Norfund and KLP Norfund Investments Ltd.

EAIF is grateful to Scatec and Gigawatt Global for permission to use the video film