Museveni to Launch E. Africa’s Largest Solar Plant in Soroti

The Solar Power Plant in Soroti will add an extra 10MW on the national grid

President Yoweri Museveni is slated to commission a large scale solar energy plant in Soroti District in Eastern Uganda, discount which will be the largest in the East African Region.

The plant has been under construction by Eren Renewable Energy (“EREN RE”) and Access Uganda Solar since March this year.

The $19million plant which has also been described as the largest privately funded solar project in Sub Saharan Africa is expected to add an extra 10 megawatt (MW) to the national grid.

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It will be providing clean, low-carbon, sustainable power to over 40,000 homes and businesses, according to Lindah Nabusayi the President’s Press Secretary.

It has capacity to serve four districts maximally.

The solar power plant is hoped to contribute to increasing electrification rates in the region while providing the Ugandan population with low-carbon electricity, in a country which benefits of high solar resources.

Uganda currently has about 800 MW of installed electric capacity mostly from hydro and thermal sources and 18.2 percent of electrification rate, according to the World Bank.


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