U2 frontman Bono, seen here with Gigawatt Global co-founders Yosef Abramowitz and Chaim Motzen, and US Senator Chris Coons, visited the facility in August. Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair also toured the plant.
The $23.7 million project was financed by an international consortium of partners and
supported by Power Africa, U.S. president Barack Obama's initiative to increase access to electricity on the continent.
Currently only 18% of Rwanda's population has access to electricity, but the government has ambitions plans to connect 70% of households to the grid by 2017.