During construction around 350 local workers employed. The plant is built on land owned by Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village, a residential community which cares for children orphaned before and after the 1994 genocide. Gigawatt Global says it plans to train some of the students attending a school on its grounds in skills needed to work in the solar power industry.
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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.