Solar PV installation in Ugandan health centers

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Solar PV installation in Ugandan health centers

January 10, 2023

600 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa and over 1.1 billion worldwide do not have access to power (UN, 2011). Compared to 6,500 kWh in Europe, the average annual electricity use in Africa is 180 kWh. Over 75% of the population in East Africa does not have access to electricity, and 90% of people cook using traditional solid biomass fuels. Even though Uganda is making progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), there is still more to be done to increase the access of rural inhabitants to energy. Uganda's entire national electrification level was 19% in 2016 and is currently anticipated to be 28%, according to a recent World Bank research. Rural electrification is at a lower level, at 7-8%.