Soroti Photovoltaic Plant, Uganda
Canadian Solar has supplied 10 MW of PV Modules to Soroti Photovoltaic Plant in Uganda. The project is the largest of its kind in East Africa and was officially inaugurated end of 2016.
The Soroti plant consists of 32,680 pieces of Canadian Solar's high-efficiency poly panels, and within East-Africa is the first solar plant connected to the country's grid and generates clean, low-carbon, sustainable electricity for 40,000 homes, schools and businesses in the area.
The project was developed in 2016 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). The project was executed by TSK (Spain) one of the most important solar EPC contractors worldwide, with more than 1.500 MW installed.
'We’re happy to be part of the energy transition on the African continent. We believe green, clean and renewable energy is the only way forward and to be part of this makes us extremely proud.' (Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar)