Off-Grid, Solar | UGANDA

LOLWE ISLAND

  • Location:
    Namayingo District, Lake Victoria
  • Type:
    Hybrid Solar mini grid
  • Size:
    600 KWP PV SOLAR + 650 LITHIUM-ION STORAGE
  • Connections:
    3,500
  • Population:
    14,841

    About the Project

The Project involves the development, construction and operation of a solar-hybrid mini-grid on Lolwe island in Lake Victoria (Uganda). Equatorial Power has partnered with ENGIE to develop a solar hybrid mini grid with 600kWp of solar PV capacity, 650kWh of lithium-ion storage and 120 kW backup from a diesel generator, to serve: (i) 3,500 connections (among which 700 businesses); and (ii) a “mini industrial park” consisting of machines for water purification, ice manufacturing and basic fish processing. The innovation to the business model brought by Equatorial Power reflects a truly holistic approach, whereby Equatorial Power is no longer merely an energy distributor, but an effective participant to the economic development of the site, centered around agribusiness processing.