Uganda launches largest solar power plant in East and Central Africa
KAMPALA, Jan. 10 — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday unveiled the largest solar power plant in East and Central Africa which has the capacity to generate a total of 20 megawatts of electricity.
The Kabulasoke Pilot Solar Park is located in the central Ugandan district of Gomba.
According to the State House Uganda, the president’s official residence, the solar park project is already connected to the national grid and will serve more than 5 million people in rural areas.
Installed with 68,000 solar panels, the park has provided over 300 jobs and will offer power to neighboring districts, the State House Uganda said.
The project is owned by David Alobo, who has so far invested 24.5 million U.S. dollars in the project. He plans to invest 200 million dollars in four other similar projects.