Located off the east coast of Africa in the southwest of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is a gorgeous island with huge potential for solar energy, with a daily solar regime of 6 kWh/m2.
Whilst 99% of the population has access to electricity, only 22% of current power generation comes from renewable sources. The Mauritian government plans to increase the country’s use of renewable energy for electricity generation to 40% by 2030.
Currently, there are net metering provisions for residential customers for installation that do not exceed 5kWp, as well as several tax incentives for solar investment. A green energy scheme for SMEs is also in place, offering 2,000 2kWp systems installed free of charge.
Mauritius’ Henrietta Solar PV Park is a 17MWp ground-mounted solar project, reflecting the country’s desire to widely incorporate renewable power sources into its energy mix. Henrietta will have an Agrinergie® component, where grazing activity will be developed on the site, along with beekeeping. The project generates 27,000MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 12,115 households, offsetting 25,600 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions a year.
Mauritius’ state-owned Central Electricity Board (CEB) is launching two calls for expressions of interest to build several solar power plants with a combined capacity of 140 MWp, with storage.
The project construction is expected to commence in mid-2022 and is anticipated to enter into commercial operation by 2024.
SegenSolar is keen to foster the development of additional small and large-scale solar installations across Mauritius. If you are a homeowner, you can get in touch for more details about our work in Mauritius. If you are a solar installer, you can register to our free portal to explore the product range.