Market News | Solar Rwanda 2017

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  • East Africa: Utility Companies Urged to Give Incentives for Solar Use to Encourage Clean Energy

    Posted on :Thursday , 2nd March 2017

    East African Community's utility companies should consider paying individuals a fee for the solar power they consume to encourage more investments in clean energy.

    While the grid parity -- the threshold between the hydroelectricity and solar tariff -- has narrowed with the dramatic fall in the prices of solar panels on the global market, the region has not fully sei. . .

  • Rwanda: Education Institutions Need to Find Solutions to Country's Energy Needs - Minister

    Posted on :Tuesday , 21st February 2017

    The State Minister in charge of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Thursdaycalled on TVET institutions to partake in finding solutions to the country's energy deficit by producing graduates with the requisite skills to help address the current shortage.

    He was speaking at Tumba College of Technology during a graduation ceremony for some 358 stude. . .

  • Rwanda Gets $38 Million Solar Project, Largest in East Africa

    Posted on :Tuesday , 21st February 2017

    Rwanda has done it again; Ignite Power is the largest solar financing company in Rwanda. Rwanda citizens now have the most Affordable Solar Home Systems in Africa, 30% more affordable than Kenya, 40-70% more affordable than any comparable product in Rwanda. IGNITE POWER has the fastest scale up in Africa with a connection rate of close to 250 homes (1,500 people) per day in Rwanda. Rwanda is le. . .

  • Rwanda: UN Launches New Scheme to Empower Rural Women

    Posted on :Tuesday , 21st February 2017

    The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched a new initiative to support and empower rural women across the country.

    The organisation last week launched the second phase of Rural Women Economic Empowerment (RWEE) project to help accelerate economic empowerment for women.
    The $400,000 (about Rwf330m) project is a programm. . .

  • Rwanda: India to Open High Commission in Rwanda - Vice-President Ansari

    Posted on :Monday , 20th February 2017

    In order to enhance the bilateral ties with Indian diaspora settled in Rwanda, India is all set to open its resident mission in the country's capital. 

    "India and Rwanda are great friends, and Rwanda has a good population of Indian community here and, we have had a valid complaint of not having a resident mission in Kigali. So, the government has already t. . .


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