First ever Solar PV Project In Mauritius Vulnerable Island
Sarako is a local Independent Power Producer operating the first large scale solar farm ever built in Mauritius (15 MW installed capacity).
Electricity in Mauritius island is mainly generated from (imported) coal and heavy fuel oil. Continuation of current practice for power generation involves a significant share of fossil fuel consumption, including in capacity additions to meet the demand increase. Energy transition being crucial in such Small Island Developing States (SIDS) highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change; thus the Project paves the way in improving Mauritius energy self-sufficiency in line with “Maurice Ile Durable” vision.