Canadian Solar supplies 10 MW of modules to the largest PV project in Uganda

The Soroti PV plant consists of 32,000 Canadian Solar PV panels
The Soroti PV plant consists of 32,000 Canadian Solar PV panels

Canadian Solar Inc. (Guelph, Ontario) on April 26th, 2017 announced that the company has supplied 10 MW of PV Modules to the Soroti photovoltaic plant in Uganda.

The PV project is the largest of its kind in East Africa and was officially inaugurated at the end of 2016.

The Soroti plant consists of 32,000 high-efficiency poly PV panels. This is the first solar PV plant connected to the country's grid and is also the first in the east of Africa.


The PV 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 solar EPC contractor TSK (Spain).


"We are happy to be part of the energy transition on the African continent,” commented Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar.

“Africa is one of the best places on earth for solar energy. At the same time, we hope the solar energy development there will also stimulate the economy and create jobs locally.”









2017-04-27 Courtesy: Canadian Solar Inc. | © Heindl Server GmbH

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