The Rwandan energy market is small but developing rapidly. The country aims for 100% electricity access and another 200 MW procured by 2030. Scatec Solar built the first large scale solar power plant in the country in 2014.
Situated in the Rubona District, the solar plant provides energy to the national grid under a 25-year PPA. The Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village (ASYV) is the only utility scale solar plant in the country, and was the first large-scale solar plant to be constructed in Eastern Africa.
Leasing the land from the local school, benefits the community extensively alongside providing stable, consistent power to the grid. The plant holds a 25-year PPA with the state-owned utility Rwanda Energy Group (formerly EWSA). Equity partner is Norfund, and lenders are FMO and the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF).