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Renewable energy in Seychelles

  • Seychelles green energy independence

    SEYCHELLES, 2013/07/22 On two islands surrounded by deep turquoise water, the blades of eight wind turbines spin, providing a rare source of “green” energy for the port of Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles. The popular tourist archipelago far out in the Indian Ocean is almost entirely dependent on imported fossil fuels for power, but is instantly embracing renewable energy. The new wind farm opened last month with funding from the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development and has a total capacity of 6 megawatts, enough to power about 2,000 houses in Mahe — the major island of the Seychelles, which is home to 70,000 people, about 90 % of the total people.
  • EU grants 15m euros for renewable energy

    EUROPEAN UNION, 2013/06/08 The European Union (EU) Thursday announced a 15-million-euro donation to member-states of the Indian Ocean Commission (COI) to enable them fund their projects on renewable energy and energy sustainability, the COI Secretary General, Jean-Claude de l’Estrac, disclosed.