Soroti Solar Plant, Soroti, Uganda

Last Modified: Tue Oct 10 2017 16:30:15 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 10 MW
    installed capacity of the solar PV based farm in Soroti District east of the town of Soroti in the Eastern Region of Uganda, approximately 300 kilometres (190 mi) by road north-east of Kampala.
  • 17.5 GWh
    of electricity will be generated per year.
  • 40,000 households
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the farm each year. To put this into perspective, the Soroti district itself is around 66,000 households.
  • 263,355 tonnes
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year.
  • 33 acres
    area on which the plant is being built.
  • 32,689
    Canadian Solar's high-efficiency poly panels used.
  • 3
    major organisations involved: Project Developer: Access Power MEA/EREN, EPC: TSK Electrónica y Electricidad, Distribution:
  • $19 million
    project cost. The project was developed under the Global Energy Transfer Feed-in Tariff ("GET FiT"), a dedicated support scheme for renewable energy projects managed by Germany's KfW Development Bank in partnership with Uganda's Electricity Regulatory Agency (ERA) and funded by the Governments of Norway, Germany, the United Kingdom and the European Union.
  • 120
    peak local jobs during construction phase, including engineers recruited and trained by Access Power and EREN RE.
  • ?
    jobs during operational phase.
  • Mar 2016
    start of construction.
  • 12 Dec 2016
    Plant commissioned.