RWAMAGANA SOLAR POWER STATION
Title: Rwamagana Solar Power Station
Commision Date: July 2014
Installed Capacity: 8.5MW
Service: Civil Works & Electromechanical Installation
Type: On-grid solar
Location: Eastern Rwanda
Leading the development was the Norwegian solar company Scatec Solar and Gigawatt Global, a solar developer from the Netherlands. The solar tracking system is handled by
Ideematec, a German based provider of high performance solar tracking systems.
This project was the first utility-scale solar plant in East Africa. The project is the result of a global consortium of solar companies, funding institutions and national governments, which together raised €23.7 million in financing for the plant. The Rwanda Energy, Water and Sanitation Authority (EWSA) has a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement for the energy the plant produces.
EAP, through its venture Afritech, served as the civil contractor for the installation of the 8.5MW plant and the electromechanical contractor for the installation of the tracking system.