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More East Africans turn to solar power

Published on March 02, 2015

East Africans are increasingly using solar energy for lighting as companies scramble for a piece of the promising market.

In Rwanda, Gigawatt Global Company is establishing a$23.7 million solar field, East Africa’s first. The field, made up of 28,360 photovoltaic panels on a 20-hectare (50-acre) plot of land, supplies six per cent of the country’s power consumption. According to the power purchase agreement, it will be harnessing sunlight for 25 years. Read more. Source | The East African