Member since 19/04/2021

Gigawatt Global

In a nutshell

Our Unique Value Proposition : A multinational renewable energy company focused on the development and management of utility-scale solar fields in emerging markets.

Gigawatt Global has a rich pipeline of renewable energy projects, providing solar, wind and hydroelectricity, mostly in Africa. We delivered the first utility-scale solar electricity interconnection under the White House Power Africa program (in Rwanda), and were honored by the US State Department as a finalist for the Secretary of State’s ACE awards in Corporate Excellence/Sustainability. We opened our first field in the US, in Georgia, in June of 2016.

Gigawatt Global is proud to have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in March 2015 following the successful implementation of our Rwandan solar field on the land of a youth village in Rwanda housing orphans from the genocide. More…

“A for-profit company with a non-profit’s soul”

With over 1000 MW of renewable energy projects in our pipeline worldwide, Gigawatt Global brings extensive experience in all aspects of project finance and development. Gigawatt Global has been focused on solar PV projects since its founding, and entered the wind market in late 2016, with the creation of Gigawatt Global Wind, in partnership with investor Ilan Goldstein, a pioneer in the wind energy field, and acquired a hydro project under development in 2016.

Gigawatt Global is committed to accelerating energy sustainability and independence in each local region it operates. In pursuit of this goal, Gigawatt Global’s strategy is to partner with energy financial partners, governments, development groups and institutions to structure socially responsible investments.

With offices and presence in Burundi, Ethiopia, Nigeria, S. Sudan, London and elsewhere, Gigawatt Global has established itself in East Africa, and is in the process of evaluating additional emerging markets for expansion.

Gigawatt Global has a long-standing relationship with the World Bank, IFC and OPIC. Gigawatt Global is proud to have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in March 2015.

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SDGs we are working towards

Our scope

Industries that we currently work in:

Education, Energy, Cleantech, Greentech

... and would like to work in:

Education, Energy, Cleantech, Greentech

Countries that we currently work in:

– West Africa, – East Africa, – South Africa

... and would like to work in:

– Central America, – South America, – North Africa, – West Africa, – East Africa, – South Africa

Our involvement in Kayapo

What we provide

We are expert in large infrastructure projects in countries often deemed as “difficult to work in” – and we are also experts at making those projects impactful to local groups and people. We offer to share our expertise, as well as the opportunity to invest in impactful projects in a proven, risk-managed framework.

What we look for

We are currently fundraising for our large pipe of industrial-scale solar panel projects across Africa.

🎯 The impact opportunity

* 600 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa have no access to electricity (IEA)
* The company actively promotes local stability, economic and social development in emerging markets
* The team targets countries where their projects can greatly reduce the use of fossil fuels
* They have launched programs to provide health care to orphans, power for schools, clean water, and more

🔮 The market opportunity

* The global renewable energy market is expected to reach USD 1.5 tr by 2025, from $928 bn in 2017 (AMR)
* Through 2035, 90% of global energy demand growth will come from emerging market economies (OECD)
* Global investment in the power sector from 2011 to 2035 is estimated to average USD 675 bn per year (OECD)

🚀 What the future holds

* The Series A institutional investment round will cover working capital and equity into projects at financial close for the utility-scale solar, wind and hydro projects over the next 3 years
* The company is expecting to be operationally profitable in 2020
* Potential exit scenarios include dividend distributions, whole or partial acquisition by an energy/infrastructure company, IPO, sale of project equity, refinancing, and other alternatives

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