Establishing Clean Renewable Energy for Seychelles
Renewable power especially solar energy is booming across the globe, as this innovation brings down cost and starts to deliver on the promise of a clean future. Seychelles has once again succeed in the production of renewable energy. This is the 4th inauguration which combines with the installation of 2 megawatt of solar photo voltaic on selected government buildings and over 500 homes. The inauguration and handling over the rooftop solar panels for State House was held this morning at the Victoria Gymnasium.
“In the short term, the direct benefits of this project includes increased savings on the utility bills of the institutions who has been connected. More importantly around 500 households will also see a remarkable difference on their bills. Our contribution to tackling the cost of utilities to households and cost of living in general.” He continued “In light of that, we have relooked at our policies. Our target is to generate 100% of our electricity from renewable sources by the year 2050.”
Minister for Environment Energy and Climate Change made this statement at the handling over. The Minister acknowledged the support of India in the field of renewable energy.
Addressing the launch the Indian High Commissioner H.E General, Dalbir Singh Suhag, stated “ The Government of India, following the footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi, has pioneered many initiatives for fighting against climate change including the International Solar Alliance (ISA), wherein 75 countries have already ratified their cooperation and we are proud to mention that Seychelles is one of the founding member of the ISA and will be availing Solar Implementation to the extent of USD 8.7 Million under this development partnership arrangement directly from the people of India.” He further added Government of India has committed more than USD 1 Billion Concessional Credit Lines for the Solar Projects under ISA in the African countries alone.”
Last year 2019 there were three installation of rooftop solar panels; Seychelles National Assembly, Ministry of Health and the Barbaron Transit Home.