Eclipsall Energy Group, a Toronto-based manufacturer of solar PV modules, has entered into an agreement to supply 3MW of solar panels to the Government of Uganda Ministry of Health. The panels will be used for planned solar installations on 100 medical clinics located largely in remote areas throughout the Republic of Uganda, which currently relies heavily on hydro and diesel and has been subjected to rolling black outs. The installations will include both grid tied and off-grid systems and will include battery backup and related services to ensure that the systems continue to operate in a stand-alone fashion.
This represents one of the first major export contracts for Eclipsall, and “is a major accomplishment for our company,” said Eclipsall CEO Les Lyster. “Manufacturing for export to developing countries who see solar as a strategic alternative energy option, has been a key component of our business plan. To have it coming to fruition is very satisfying.”