Spanish solar panel manufacturer, Isofoton, has revealed plans to install solar power units at 300 schools in Rwanda, Africa. The project will cost the company around US$7.5 million. The project, which will be jointly funded by the Rwandan government and the European Union, is aimed at connecting schools that are to yet receive electricity to the national power grid. Rwanda currently provides electricity to just 6% of its population. The ministry plans to increase this amount to 50% by 2017. Projects such as Isofoton’s will work towards realising this goal.
Site Size: undisclosed
Cost: US$7.5 million
Construction Timetable: February 2011 -