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Off-Grid Power Project Illuminates Hundreds of Rwandan Homes
April 14, 2017
A collaboration between the Rwandan power utility, Energy Development Corporation Ltd (EDCL) and a local solar power firm, Ignite Power, connects hundreds of villagers to off-grid power.
The beneficiaries consist of 500 villagers from Nyagatare District, while 60 are from Rwamagana District.
In an exclusive interview with Business Times, Yariv Cohen, the director of Ignite Power, highlighted that off-grid energy solutions is key for Rwanda to achieve its energy goals and ensure sustainable development.
Government is planning to increase off-grid power generation to 22MW by 2018, up from 8.75MW presently.
While overseeing the power connections, Cohen said the country has the potential to create smart villages, reduce poverty and fast-track inclusive growth through off-grid solutions.