Dubai-based power project developer Access Power announced today the inauguration of the solar power plant in Soroti made up of 32,680 photovoltaic panels. The new 10-megawatt facility is the country’s first grid-connected solar plant and will generate clean, low-carbon, sustainable electricity to 40,000 homes, schools and businesses in the area.
The U.S. Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), a national nonprofit organization, has received a $1.73 million award under the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative to help Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Minnesota, New Mexico, Oregon, and Rhode Island increase solar power adoption by low- and moderate-income (LMI) residents.
GivePower Foundation’s first minigrid system has been installed at the Virunga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, which is Africa’s oldest national park and most biologically diverse protected area. Virunga is home to nearly a quarter of the world’s critically endangered mountain gorillas.
The project was made possible through a collaboration with Empowered by Light, an organization dedicated to improving lives and the environment through renewable energy technologies. Solar energy will provide new power sources to three sector posts within Virunga, enabling park rangers to utilize essential tools – including security lights, radios and more – for their work protecting the park’s wildlife.