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In Uganda, Solar Power Plant Amid African Bush Inspires Hope

In this electricity-starved rural part of Uganda, men ride bicycles several kilometers to the nearest market town simply to charge their phones.   That should change with the construction nearby of one of the largest solar plants in sub-Saharan Africa, where two-thirds of the population is without electricity and countries increasingly explore alternative sources of power.   Frustrated by the slow pace of rural electrification in this East African country of 36 million people,...

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