Rwandan city tries out solar energy for public lighting

The City of Kigali in Rwanda is on the second phase of trials to test the viability of solar energy powered public lights.


Merard Mpabwanamaguru, the Vice Mayor of the City of Kigali in charge of Urbanisation and Infrastructure, said solar systems with public lighting could be a sustainable solution if the trials are successful. “We are in the second phase of trials. The solar public lighting was tried in the main, corridor and other roads.”


The Rwandan government has partnered with investors from Belarus on this project as well a company from Poland that could help them with solar public trials. “If the trials are successful, it could set up an assembling factory in Rwanda,” said Mpabwanamaguru.