Great Lakes Africa Energy (GLAE), a UK-based energy solutions provider, has completed the $25 million Uganda-based Kabulasoke solar power plant.
The first of its kind in the region, the 24MW solar power plant was developed in conjunction with the Uganda Electricity Transmission Company.
“The grid switching of the Kabulasoke project marks yet another milestone for GLAE alongside our other projects in Ndola Zambia and Rovuma in Mozambique, where we are providing energy solutions to power national development ideals,” said Michael Kearns, Director at GLAE.
According to reports, the plant includes Tier 1 polycrystalline solar modules with an efficiency of 17.6 percent, which is now the highest in the industry ensuring a high energy yield.
Once officially commissioned, the project, which is already connected to the national grid, will serve over five million people in rural Uganda.
“With the achievement of commercial operations start date milestone, we are now ready to undertake the ceremonial commissioning of the largest solar power park in East and Central Africa at the earliest opportunity,” said Kearns.