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Equatorial Power and GIZ Partner to Solarize 27 Health Centres in Uganda

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Renewable energy provider Equatorial Power has joined forces with the German International Development Cooperation Agency (GIZ) to provide solar energy for rural health centers in Uganda. The partnership aims to solarize at least 27 health centers located in the villages of the West Nile subregion.

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The rural health care facilities will be equipped with a small stand-alone solar power plant with a combined capacity of 150 kWp. These solar PV plants will be connected to battery storage systems with a total capacity of 1.2 MWh.

According to Equatorial Power, the installation of solar power plants in these centers is expected to have an impact on the health of 250 people in the sub-region. With this project, the renewable energy company is strengthening its foothold in East Africa.

Equatorial Power is involved in the project to electrify island villages in Lake Victoria, particularly on the island of Lolwe. The Kampala-based company has recently been operating a mini-electricity network on this island, powered by a 600 kWp solar PV plant, with the help of French company Engie Energy Access.

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Additionally, Equatorial Power has also installed green mini-grids in the DRC, Rwanda, and Tanzania. In September, the company agreed with the investment company InfraCo Africa to develop solar mini-grids in the DRC and Rwanda at an estimated project cost of $1.7 million.

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