TNEI appointed to assist with Africa's first IPP floating solar photovoltaic project

Africa’s first IPP floating solar photovoltaic (FPV) project
9 Jul 2020

TNEI has been appointed by Qair (previously Quadran International), a French developer, to perform simulation studies being part of its electrical network design and ensure grid code compliance for their 5.8 MW Seysun floating solar PV project being constructed on a salt water lagoon in Mahé, the main island of the Seychelles. This will be the world’s largest floating PV project to be installed in a saltwater environment when it is completed by the end of this year.

This will be Africa’s first IPP floating solar photovoltaic (FPV) project: https://www.clintonfoundation.org/press-releases/floating-solar-energy-project-seychelles-moves-forward

Qair secured the project through a government tender in 2018 and the electricity will be sold under a 25-year PPA to the Public Utilities Corporation. The entire generation capacity on the island of Mahé is roughly only ~76 MW which is generated by mainly diesel power generators as well as a 6 MW wind power plant that was commissioned in 2013. The Seychelles government aims to increase the share of renewables to 15% by 2030.

TNEI is very excited to be part of this first-of-a-kind project in Africa. Read more at: https://www.pv-magazine.com/2020/04/02/seychelles-to-host-5-8-mw-of-floating-pv/