The Seychelles imports three times more oil than they need to support domestic activities. The islands have no natural oil reservoirs and are very limited in space for using renewable energy sources. It is reported by Solarpanels.
The government of the Seychelles is exploring alternative energy opportunities to support island operations in order to reduce dependence on foreign oil.
The project for the construction of floating SPP was initially jointly presented by the Ministry of Environmental Protection of the Seychelles, Energy and Climate Change and the Seychelles Energy Commission as a project on the use of renewable energy in Africa. The project is also funded by the African Legal Support Foundation, the Seychelles Government and the Community Service.
In September 2019, the parties will submit their proposals for the implementation of the floating SPP. The author, whose project will most accurately meet the desired technical and financial criteria, will receive the right to start construction in November 2019 with the launch of a solar power plant by 2020.
It is expected that the floating solar farm will have a capacity of 3.5-4 MW. This can potentially eliminate more than 3.500 tons of carbon dioxide emissions, which is equivalent to emissions of nearly 450 vehicles over the course of one year.
Earlier it was reported that in the Philippines, on the island of Malalison, a photovoltaic power plant was installed.