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Applying UNEP’s Solar Water Heating TechScope Market Readiness Assessment in Mauritius and Seychelles

Submitted by Amr Hai on March 20, 2015

Islands face particular energy challenges. Costly imports of fossil fuels, for one, can burden island budgets and inhibit investment in socio-economic development. SWH systems are highly cost effective in an island setting with high electricity prices. Further attempts to increase SWH uptake in islands will need to address the lack of information on system options and how to install them, upfront financing cost, and difficulty in obtaining loans.

New Incentive Programme in Mauritius: Rebates for 50,000 Systems in Five Years

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on March 1, 2010

 sunny island of MauritiusA sunny island that is not only a good place for tourists, but for solar water applications as well: The French Island of Mauritius experiences a great demand in support schemes for solar water heaters, albeit the administration of the programmes is showing some administrative difficulties.

Mauritius – Sustainable Island Concept

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on March 1, 2010

Mauritius is going to have a new grant scheme for solar water heaters (SWH) of Mauritian Rupees (MUR) 5,000 (EUR 120). later in 2010. These grants will only be provided for products which meet the standards the Mauritius Standards Bureau (MSB) will define for the programme. Although the initial target had been 25,000 applications for the programme, in the end, the previous solar water heater scheme attracted over 49,000.

Effective Date: 
Thursday, April 1, 2010

Mauritius: Rebate Programme Drives the Market

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on February 19, 2009

The new subsidy programme of the government of Mauritius has been a successful one. More than 4,000 solar water heaters have received a subsidy of 10,000 Mauritius Rupee (MUR), approximately € 279, by the Development Bank of Mauritius (DBM) since August 2008. The target for the first year of the programme is to install around 20,000 systems in households.

“Now, the solar water heating market is booming,” Raj Appalaswamy, sales coordinator of Kaylor Rotomoulders, a manufacturer of solar water heaters, affirms.

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