Scatec plans 8.5MW Rwanda PV

Rwanda has just 110MW of generation capacity in place

Rwanda has just 110MW of generation capacity in place

Norway’s Scatec Solar and Netherlands-based developer Gigawatt Global Coöperatief have pinned down the necessary $23.7m in funding for an 8.5MW PV array in Rwanda – likely to become East Africa’s first utility-scale solar plant.

The plant, set to enter construction immediately and be fully operational by this summer, will swell by 8% the total electricity generation capacity of Rwanda, which currently stands at around 110MW in a country of more than 11 million.

Scatec, which late last year completed the 75MW Kalkbult PV array in South Africa, the first utility-scale PV plant on the African continent, will act as lead equity investor, EPC contractor and O&M provider for the Rwanda project.

Norfund – a private-equity company owned by the Norwegian government focused on boosting economic growth in developing countries – will also Log in to read complete article.

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