Henrietta Solar PV Project
CO2 Emissions+25.000 tCO2/year
Henrietta Solar is a mitigation project that combines the generation of renewable energy with agriculture in Mauritius, an island heavily affected by climate change and classified as Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
Through the construction of 53,700 solar panels, the project will supply sustainable energy to 40,000 people while preserving an agricultural land of 20 hectares. Solar panels will produce around 26,500 MWh, thus injecting renewable energy in the country energy mix. This will then dramatically reduce energy-related carbon emissions.
The programme limits the country dependence on energy import (mostly coal and oil), thus providing a concrete financial help and supporting Mauritius’ energy self-sufficiency.
- Climate change mitigation thanks to a 25,000 tCO2 reduction per year
- Access to an affordable, reliable, and modern energy source
- Creation of new synergies between solar energy and agriculture
- A sustainable economic development of the country
- New job opportunities for local communities
- Raise awareness on the sustainable management of local resources in schools and among local communities
Social and economic benefits