Superstar Bono of U2 fame joined a delegation of US Government representatives to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the first completed solar field under the White House’s Power Africa program.
The 8.5 MW project, developed by Gigawatt Global and built by Scatec Solar, is on the grounds of the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village near Kigali, Rwanda.
Bono’s One.org backs the Electrify Africa Act, which is co-sponsored by Senator Chris Coons (far right in the picture above) and advances power production as a strategy to combat poverty. Yosef Abramowitz and Chaim Motzen, co-founders of Gigawatt Global, an American-owned Dutch solar and social development enterprise, led the tour of the field.
Bono and Gigawatt Global are both candidates for the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize, which will be announced next month. The prospects of it being a Solar Powered Nobel Prize look really good!
This post was prepared by Solar Thermal Magazine staff.