Solar Energy is the next big thing in Rwanda

Published on: 06. December 2016

With Rwanda aiming at connecting about 70 per cent of the population to electricity by 2018, amidst slow progress in the roll-out of hydro-electric power means, investors are looking at ways of providing alternative ways to increase access to power across the country. The interviewed investor Angela Homsi estimates that 250,000 people in Rwanda can pay for electricity but do not access it. Solar power, being a mature technology has great potential to serve the population and bring access to clean, renewable energy.

Source: All Africa

Photo: Sunepi / USAID photo by Walt Ratterman


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