This Project is located east of the town of Soroti in the Soroti District, Eastern Uganda, and was commissioned in November 2016. The Soroti Solar Power Plant has 32,680 solar modules on 13 hectares. It was developed by Access Uganda Solar Ltd. and has been injecting power to the national grid for more than two years.
At the start of its commercial operation the 10 MW plant was the first grid-connected Solar Power Plant in Uganda and also East Africa’s largest.
In 2018, the plant produced approximately 16.3 GWh. The deemed energy due to failures from the grid was 0.26 GWh, meaning that the plant should have produced circa 16.6 GWh in theory (no failures from the grid).
The local Operation and Maintenance team (4 men and 1 woman) did not report any major events in this second year since achieving commercial operation and was mostly following normal operating procedures, both preventive and corrective.
Figure 11 - Soroti Solar PV - Planned versus Actual Energy Output (2018)