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A wave of big African solar is set to break

The Africa Solar Industry Association has recorded almost 2 GW of large scale project announcements since the start of last month with 18 countries planning new clean power infrastructure and including energy storage in the plants.


Renewables targets falling by the wayside, according to African solar survey

An overview of the state of solar across the continent by trade body the Africa Solar Industry Association has highlighted a patchy policy landscape where clean power ambitions are often not followed through.


Mauritian fund invests $3 million in P2P solar specialist Sun Exchange

Sun Exchange has closed a $4 million Series-A funding round by obtaining a $3 million investment from ARPF, a Mauritian private equity fund. The peer-to-peer solar leasing platform said it will use the funds to help its members deploy solar solutions across sub-Saharan Africa.

Solar tender in Mauritius

The island nation’s Agricultural Marketing Board is seeking proposals for a ground-mounted PV plant. Developers have a week to submit bids.


Choosing the best site for wind and solar with fuzzy logic

An international research team is proposing a fuzzy logic approach for optimal site selection of large-scale wind, solar and hybrid wind-solar power projects. The new methodology is based on criterial components for energy optimization through climatological, topographic and human factors.


Maldives or Mauritius? No dilemma for solar

In Mauritius, a 16 MW grid-tied solar power plant aimed at reducing coal and oil consumption was commissioned last week, while in the Maldives the Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program (SREP) is supporting the archipelago’s efforts to committ to clean energies through a 5 MW solar tender.

Abu Dhabi lends $23m for solar, Mauritius to get 10 MW of PV rooftops

Togo, Mauritius and Guyana will all receive backing for solar projects in the latest round of funding from the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development-IRENA Project Facility.


Mauritius opts for floating PV

The United Nations Development Programme is selecting international consultants to conduct the feasibility study for a 2 MW project at the Tamarind Falls reservoir.

Mauritius: 20kWp solar+storage to fully power luxury resort

A total of 130 solar panels coupled with batteries will fully substitute diesel-based power generation for the needs of Ile des Deux Cocos, an island resort of LUX* Resorts & Hotels, located in off-grid south-east Mauritius.


Mauritius launches net metering scheme for residential PV

Around 2 MW of PV systems up to 5 kW are expected to be installed in the archipelago through the new scheme.


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