Qair inks PPAs for 60-MW of solar-storage projects in Mauritius

Mar 6, 2023 11:35 AM ET
  • French renewable power producer Qair has secured power off-take deals for four hybrid solar and battery storage space projects in Mauritius that will add 60 MW of capacity to the neighborhood electricity grid.
Qair inks PPAs for 60-MW of solar-storage projects in Mauritius
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The firm claimed on Friday has authorized power purchase agreements (PPAs) with Mauritius' Central Electricity Board (CEB).

The contracted projects represent a mixed financial investment of greater than MUR 7 billion (USD 151.1 m/EUR 142.7 m), being among the biggest ones in the Indian Ocean location. The plans are prepared to get in building and construction this year as well as be finished in 2024.

Two of the Stor'Sun photovoltaic (PV) plants, called SS1 as well as SS2, will be set up in the town of Trou d'Eau Douce, on the eastern side of the island. SS3 as well as SS4 will certainly be located in the Balaclava and Petite-Riviere towns, specifically. All of them will be coupled with large-scale battery storage centers to secure the grid.

Qair presently has 2 solar parks amounting to 25.3 MW as well as a wind farm of 9.3 MW in Mauritius. The French company has actually been active in the nation via its regional arm given that 2008.

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