Mauritius: Electricity bills drop as rooftop solar PV is installed

The Central Electricity Board (CEB), a parastatal body operating under the Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities of Mauritius, has made significant strides in scaling up the deployment of solar photovoltaic systems under the Home Solar Project scheme.


As a small island state, rooftop solar PV is suitable for Mauritius. As such, concessional funders Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) approved the CEB’s proposal to install 10,000 rooftop solar PV systems across Mauritius.


This initiative aligns with the country’s commitment to reduce fossil fuel dependence and decarbonise its energy sector. With a targeted total capacity of 10MW on completion, the project will save 15,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide and $400,000 annually while reducing the country’s reliance on diesel.