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    Friday, July 28, 2017

    Solar Lights Burundi Streets

    Gigawatt Global: Solar street lights illuminate Bujumbura, Burundi; Bujumbura the capital of Burundi has become a little brighter thanks to a partnership with Gigawatt Global

    19 July 2017 (African Review)

    “…[S]olar-powered ‘light islands’ started appearing in the heavily congested central bus station and nearby marketplace, extending commercial hours and improving personal safety…Gigawatt Global is now in discussions to scale the solar-powered ‘light islands’ programme throughout the city and in other major Burundian towns…Gigawatt Global, which provides 100 per cent financing for its projects, pioneered commercial scale solar power plants in sub-Saharan Africa, launching the first one in Rwanda in 2014, which is supplying six per cent of the country's generation capacity. Gigawatt Global will complete a 7.5 MW solar field in the Gitega region of Burundi in the next six months, which will supply 15 per cent of the East African country's generation capacity. Similar projects are currently being developed in 10 African countries…” click here for more

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