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How Solar Energy is Transforming Agriculture on Uganda’s Kalangala Islands

Transforming Lives with Solar Power. The Remarkable Shift in Kalangala Islands’ Agriculture and Economy. In the heart of Uganda, amidst the expansive waters of Lake Victoria, lies an archipelago of 84 islands known as Kalangala. For years, these islands were engulfed in darkness, with limited access to reliable electricity hindering economic growth and development. However, the narrative began to change dramatically in 2015 with the establishment of the Bukuzindu Power Plant, a pioneering 1.6 MW hybrid solar-diesel facility on Bugala Island. This facility not only illuminated homes but also sparked a remarkable transformation in the islands’ primary economic activities.

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