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03
Aug

2020/2021: More than 72,000 households were provided with solar home systems

During the financial year 2020/2021, a total of 72,202 households in Rwanda got electricity thanks to solar home systems.

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29
Jul

178,221 households were connected to the national grid during the year 2020/2021

In order to accelerate economic development, the Government of Rwanda has set a target to electrify every single household in the country, either by on-grid connection or provision of off-grid solutions.

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03
Jun

RBF Window 5 – A new subsidy to enable 370,000 households get solar home systems

In a move to increase Solar Home System (SHS) installations and electrification of households in rural areas of Rwanda, the Renewable Energy Fund (REF) and Rwanda Energy Access and Quality Improvement Project (EAQIP) implemented by the...

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03
Oct

Government launches US$35 million solar project for rural households

Kigali, 3rd October 2020:  Minister of Infrastructure, Honourable Claver Gatete officially launched the Subsidy Window and the Guarantee Framework as part of the Renewable Energy Fund (REF) Project. The venture aims at connecting at...

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08
Sep

Rwanda to promote private sector participation towards stimulation of solar innovations and massive outreach

8 September 2020: Minister of Infrastructure, Honourable. Claver Gatete participated in the Inaugural Virtual Session of the First World Solar Technology Summit hosted by International Solar Alliance (ISA) in New Delhi, India.  

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26
Aug

Ngoma: Residents of Gatonde got access to electricity 

People living in Gatonde Cell, Kibungo Sector, in Ngoma District have got access to on-grid electricity and are now jubilating as this is a good opportunity for them to start new businesses and develop themselves. 

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06
May

Off-grid electrification helping to achieve Rwanda’s energy targets

In line with the Rwanda’s economic development targets, the country is projecting a 100% access to electricity by 2024 as it is a crosscutting driver of economic growth. Given that the grid expansion will take time to reach all...

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04
Apr

Rural electrification transforming lives of Burera residents

From 2015 to 2018 households accessing electricity has tripled. He said that there were 8,050 households with electricity in 2015 and that this number increased to over 26,000 households in 2018. 21,000 households of them are connected...

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