Photovoltaic solar power generation in Mauritius
The Government of Mauritius has embarked on an ambitious program of increasing the share of renewable energy on the national grid to 35%. The Central Electricity Board has been entrusted with the execution of the UNDP/GEF funded Removal of Barriers to Solar PV Power Generation in Mauritius, Rodrigues and Outer Islands, which was approved in 2011.
A specific tender for supply of equipment for development of online GIS Solar Map was launched in 2016 by UNDP, to support the and enable the upgrade of the existing solar radiation data and the extension of the geographical coverage for solar resource measurement for Mauritius, Rodrigues and the Outer Islands. The procurement of equipment was targeted to support the University of Mauritius to prepare a solar map for the Republic of Mauritius.