Moving Towards Renewables
“As part of our commitments towards climate change mitigation, Seychelles like other small island developing states have developed ambitious climate action plans also known as Nationally Determined Contributions or NDC’s. A large component of our NDC centers on the transition from a fossil fuel powered society to one which is powered by clean and renewable sources of energy”.
Minister for Environment Energy and Climate Change Mr. Wallace Cosgrow, made the statement at the inauguration and handing over of the rooftop solar panels at the Barbaron Transit Home. Minister Cosgrow expressed his appreciation concerning the implementation of the Rooftop Solar Panels and stated that it is one component of a much larger project to install 2 megawatt of solar photovoltaic on selected government buildings and over 500 Homes.
Following his address the Indian High Commissioner H.E General, Dalbir Singh Suhag, stated “Seychelles is one of the founding members of the International Solar Alliance and will be availing Solar Implementations to the extent of USD 8.7 Million under this development partnership arrangement directly from the people of India. This would cover rooftop solar installations in various government building, housing units and even solar street lighting in various locations in Mahe, Praslin and La Digue”.
The delegation then proceed for a tour to view the installation of the Rooftop Solar Panels during the tour Minister Cosgrow was briefed on the status of those Solar Panels and the progress they have made. Present at the inauguration was Minister of Habitat, Land, Infrastructure and Land Transport Mrs. Pamla Charlette, Principal Secretaries and Chief Executive Officers from both Ministries.