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The Seychelles Minister of Energy has opened the tender process for the development of a 4MW floating solar photovoltaic (PV) project, the first in Africa.

The tender calls for rights to develop, finance, own and operate a 4MW floating grid-connected solar PV plant in le Rocher Lagoon, Mahé.

The announcement was made by Wallace Cosgrow, Seychelles’ Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change on the side-lines of the Africa Energy Forum in Mauritius this week.

The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) is supporting the Government of Seychelles for the tender of the first floating solar PV project in Africa. Read more: China to develop world first 150MW floating PV plant

According to the Afriocan Development Bank, the project will be the first in Africa, and one of the first salt-water floating solar PV plants in the world; this model is also scalable therefore hopefully there will be the opportunity to replicate this model across other countries.

Source: AfDB