Seychelles Launches Africa’s First Solar PV Project


With the support and technical guidance of the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF), and in the context of the Africa Energy Forum held in Mauritius, Seychelles Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change Wallace Cosgrow, announced the launch of the tender of the right to develop, finance, own and operate a 4MW floating grid-connected solar PV plant in le Rocher Lagoon, Mahé.

The Seychelles Solar PV Project according to a release copied to, will be the first in Africa, and one of the first salt-water floating solar PV plants in the world. More importantly, this clean and innovative project has a great potential to be replicated elsewhere; and become a promising and scalable energy solution to land scarcity in island states as they turn towards more renewable energy.

The African Legal Support Facility is an international organization hosted by the African Development Bank Group. The Facility is dedicated to providing legal advice and technical assistance to African countries in their negotiation of complex commercial transactions, creditor litigation and other related sovereign transactions. The ALSF also develops and proposes innovative tools for capacity building and knowledge management.

The African Development Bank Group is Africa’s premier development finance institution. It comprises three distinct entities: the African Development Bank, the African Development Fund and the Nigeria Trust Fund). On the ground in 44 African countries with an external office in Japan, the Bank promotes the economic development and social progress of its 54 regional member states.

Contact: Timothy Wasswa Kabugo, African Legal Support Facility,

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