Matthew Sparkes at Treehugger reports that a new solar powered plant with a capacity of 250 kW has been unveiled in Rwanda. Funded jointly by the German and Rwandan governments, the 1 million Euro facility increases the country's generating capacity to 50 MW. But this is only 50% of the generation capacity needed to meet Rwanda's growing demand for power, so the obvious question is where the additional generation capacity is going to come from. The Rwandan government appears determined to make maximum use of solar technology for this purpose. Electrogaz, the national utility has plans to expand the capacity of the newly installed solar system as more funds become available, and the government has said that it will install similar plants in rural areas where there is little chance of grid connection in the near future. In addition, Rwanda plans to harness the large methane reserves found under Lake Kivu, which straddles Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Lester Haines, citing Reuters, reports that a four megawatt methane-powered pilot plant is nearing completion, to be followed by a 25-megawatt facility. Indeed, some "experts reckon the lake's reserves might one day provide 700 megawatts."