Gigawatt Global – Benefitting Rwanda

Gigawatt Global’s 8.5 MW solar PV power plant in Agahozo Shalom Youth Village, a joint venture with an orphanage, was financed, constructed and brought on stream in little more than a year.

January 2014

Gigawatt Global Rwanda Ltd

Energy Generation, Transmission & Supply
Energy Generation, Transmission & Supply
Overall: US$ 23.7m
EAIF: US$ 10.6m

In 2014 EAIF loaned the project US$10.6 million (total cost $23.7 million). The facility produces enough energy to potentially supply 15,000 homes, adds 6% to national energy capacity and adds to the incentive of home owners reduce reliance on expensive diesel generators. 200 people worked on its construction. 30 permanent jobs were created.

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EAIF mainly supports private sector infrastructure projects to create new or expand existing facilities. We welcome enquiries from companies in Africa and worldwide that want to grow their businesses in sub-Saharan Africa and share our commitment to the continent and its peoples. Enquiries are also welcome from  financial advisers and specialist consultants.