IRENA/ADFD Approves US 10 million Loan for Rooftop Solar in Mauritius

  • The IRENA/ADFD loan of US 10 million will support the Mauritian Central Electricity Board install solar PV systems on the rooftops of 10,000 households.
  • Mauritius targets 35 percent renewable energy capacity by 2025.
  • They currently have one 2Mw solar Pv plant commissioned.  

Last week’s 9th annual ARENA Assembly held in AbuDabi also saw the finalisation of a US 10 million concessionary loan agreement between the IRENA/ADFD Project Facility and the Mauritian Government.

Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, director-general of the ADFD, and Mootoosamy Naidoo, chairman of the Central Electricity Board of Mauritius, signed the agreement after it passed a project feasibility study in October 2018.

The IRENA/ADFD loan of US 10 million will support the Mauritian Central Electricity Board install solar PV systems on the rooftops of 10,000 households. It comes as part of the government’s efforts to alleviate poverty whilst contributing to the national target of achieving a 35 percent contribution of renewable energy to the national energy mix by 2025.

Mauritius boasts one major solar Pv installation to date. The 2Mw Henrietta Solar Photovoltaic Farm located near the Tamarind Falls Dam was recently commissioned by Central Electricity Board (Green Energy) Co. Ltd.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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