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Press Release on Commissioning of 390 KW Roof Top Solar Panels at various hospitals

PRESS RELEASE

COMMISSIONING OF 390 KW ROOF TOP SOLAR PANELS AT VARIOUS HOSPITALS JOINTLY BY THE HIGH COMMISSIONER OF INDIA TO SEYCHELLES, H.E. GENERAL DALBIR SINGH SUHAG AND THE HON’BLE MINISTER OF ENERGY, ENVIRONEMNT AND CLIMATE CHANGE, MR. WALLACE COSGROW.

 

26 November 2019

Seychelles Hospital

Victoria, Seychelles

 

High Commissioner of India to Seychelles, H.E. General Dalbir Singh Suhag along with the Hon’ble Minister of Energy, Environment & Climate Change Mr. Wallace Cosgrow on 26 November 2019, jointly commissioned Roof Top Solar Panels (6*30 KW) at Seychelles Hospital and 4*30 KW = 120 KW across various other hospitals in all 3 Inner Islands and integrated the units with the power grid unit of Seychelles. This is part solar projects implemented in the Republic of Seychelles under India’s Grant Assistance of USD 3.44 Million (SCR 45 Million) for the Solar Photovoltaic Democratisation (Solar PV Democratisation) project in Seychelles. India based company M/s SEFTECH is executing this project in Seychelles and most of the installations have been commissioned giving maximum benefit to the people of Seychelles.

 

Speaking at the event, High Commissioner expressed his sincere appreciation at the phase of completion of this project and commented, ‘‘This is the level of commitment and importance that the world’s largest democracy shares with its friend, Seychelles.’’ He also thanked all the partners who made this ceremony possible and stated that, ‘’it was another humble contribution from the people of India to one of its best friend and maritime neighbour in achieving its green energy targets and to make a worthy investment for the future generations.’’ Concluding his speech he remarked that, ‘‘India is deeply committed to cooperate with its friendly maritime neighbor, Seychelles, and work untiringly towards capacity building and development and touching the lives of Seselwa across all the districts and making a positive difference through Government of India’s humble and noble initiatives.’’

 

The 13 * 30 KW = 390 KW Solar panel system comprising 910 Solar Panels can collectively generate 4,86,000 units of Power over a period of one year, thereby providing an annual saving of 2.33 Million Seychelles Rupees (INR 1.17 Crore) apart from the positive effects of pollution-free power generation. With immense solar power potential available in Seychelles, more such public infrastructure would be undergoing the roof top solar installation and commissioning within a short span of time, all under this grant assistance from India. This project has already started touching the lives of Seselwa across strata.

 

In addition, work on three priority solar projects under the International Solar Alliance at an estimated cost of US$ 8.12 million funded by concessional loans from India is also expected to commence this year. All of these are a result of the close and strong cooperation and needs-based developmental assistance that India provides to Seychelles for the benefit of the people of Seychelles.

 

Speaking at the Event, Minister Cosgrow profoundly thanked the Indian Government and the High Commissioner for this noble initiative and expressed his interest in having more such solar project collaboration and partnership with the Government of India. Following this, Health Minister, H.E. Mr. Jean Paul Adam expressed his sincere gratitude. The event also had the participation of Amb. Barry Faure, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Blue Economy and Principal Secretaries/ CEOs and other top government functionaries from Seychelles.