Facing the sun | Solar Plants for Seychelles made in Germany

The German company visualise this project as being a project of the future here. The Seychelles which consists of 115 islands and belongs to Africa, offers on average more than 7 hours of sunlight daily. “The Island can provide for itself in abundance with what it has to offer”, said Heinz Schelwat, manager of Sea and Sun Technology. Creating power from a renewable energy source that appears not only to have a never-ending supply but also one of the most environmentally friendly.

“The abundance of sun these islands have to offer makes energy resources such as oil and gas completely superfluous”, the solar manager had to say.

According to his calculations, going on these prerequisites the price of electricity should drop significantly in a short period of time despite the initial investment because they could then stop having to supply the vast amount of islands with oil. The transport costs to do this have also risen horrendously in recent times.

The experts in Photovoltaic also see this project as being a great contribution in environmental protection. These idyllic islands would not only receive sustainable environmental protection but would avoid creating the climate damaging gas CO2.

After a construction time of only six weeks, the project is planned to be dedicated mid-December and shall be attended by Government Representatives. Subsequent to that the Schleswig-Holstein based company plan to single-handedly continue the project on the Seychelles as “easy.sc”

The Solar Roofs Project Seychelles is part of the worldwide “dena Solar Roofs Programme” coordinated by Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) - the German Energy Agency - and co-financed by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) within the initiative „renewables – Made in Germany“.

The project developers e3plan from Kiel and the construction specialists Sea and Sun Technology from Trappenkamp (region of Segeberg) have finally been given the go-ahead through the dena (German Energy Agency) and will soon start to build solar plants on the roofs of schools and private homes.

Construction is intended to commence in November of this year. There will then be solar plants built on the University of Seychelles, the Seychelles institute of Technology and numerous private homes all of which will be Made in Schleswig-Holstein-Germany and ranging from 2-5kWp which most importantly should cover their own electricity consumption.

Mr Stephan Lübbe, manager of e3plan from Kiel said “We are thrilled that our offer was convincing”. He also pointed out that it was the concept and quality of the plants submitted in the Schleswig-Holsteiner’s offer which gave the final push in being nominated. Compared to the rest of Germany both companies distinguished themselves remarkably by their reliability and the quality of their products and services. Another reason for being awarded the mission was that the solar specialists are certified in accordance with international regulations and even the employees will have to meet the demands in quality on the Seychelles.


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