Rwanda powers up 8.5MW solar farm

The first utility-scale solar power plant in East Africa is now open in Rwanda. Built in the shape of the African continent, the solar farm is expected to generate enough power to supply 15,000 homes and boost Rwanda’s electricity generation capacity by 6%. The $23.7 million (£15.7m) project is located at the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village […]

Rwanda Government signs 8.5MW solar energy deal

The Government of Rwanda has signed a $23 million (£15m) deal with a Dutch company to develop a grid-level solar plant – believed to be the largest in the central and east African state. The Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with GigaWatt Global will include the firm designing, financing, maintaining and operating the 8.5MW solar plant […]

Heat retention cooker cuts fuel usage

A new cooker that cuts the use of fuel has been launched in Africa. Natural Balance claims the ‘Wonderbag’ can prevent the emission of half a ton of carbon every year, equivalent to more than 45,000 EU households emitting carbon annually. After food is boiled for around 10 minutes and taken off the heat, it […]