One of the largest global solar power companies, Canadian Solar Inc. has supplied 10 MW of PV Modules to the Soroti Photovoltaic Plant in Uganda, Footprint to Africa reports.
Soroti, the largest project of its kind in East Africa, is also the first solar plant connected to Uganda’s grid. It consists of 32, 000 pieces of Canadian Solar high-efficiency poly panels and generates clean, low-carbon electricity for 40, 000 homes, schools and businesses in the area.
“We are happy to be part of the energy transition on the African continent,” Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and CEO, Canadian Solar said.
The company hopes the development will stimulate the economy and create local employment.
The 10 MW solar system is developed under the Global Energy Transfer cooperation program- Feed in Tariff (GET FiT), a support scheme for the development of renewable energy projects in East Africa managed by the German Development Bank (KfW).
More than 1, 500 MW are installed in the project that was executed by solar EPC contractor TSK Spain.