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Rwanda Solar Grid Capitalizes on Limited Sunshine

The biggest solar power plant in East Africa has just opened in Rwanda. It is the first grid level solar plant in the region - a 21-hectare field covered with panels.  Rwanda might not seem an obvious place to put it, as the country averages only about five hours of sunshine per day, and not much more where the plant is located. However, sunshine is not the whole story. Until last month, South Africa was the only country in sub-Saharan Africa to have a substantial amount of solar...

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