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.

Bono with Gigawatt Global co-founders Yosef Abramowitz and Chaim Motzen, plus Chris Coons at East Africa's first solar field near Kigali, Rwanda
Bono with Gigawatt Global co-founders Yosef Abramowitz and Chaim Motzen, plus Chris Coons at East Africa's first solar field near Kigali, Rwanda

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) 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.

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