AddWatt Power, a prominent solar PV firm, has marked a significant entry into the African solar industry by effectively commissioning its first-ever large-scale project on the continent. This accomplishment is a crucial milestone for both the company and the renewable energy sector in Africa. The project has been funded by the EXIM Bank of India, and the generated power will be drawn at 22 kV in CEB’s Henrietta Substation.
Situated in Henrietta, Tamarind Falls, Mauritius, the project marks a substantial stride towards harnessing Africa’s abundant solar potential and providing clean, sustainable energy solutions for the region. AddWatt Power’s dedication to driving solar innovation has enabled the execution of this ambitious project, contributing to the socio-economic development and energy independence of local communities.
The utility-scale project incorporates state-of-the-art solar photovoltaic technology, capitalizing on the region’s ample sunlight to generate a significant amount of clean electricity. This development perfectly aligns with the company’s mission to create a greener and more sustainable future for the African continent.
AddWatt Power’s foray into Africa’s solar market not only expands its global presence but also underscores its commitment to promoting renewable energy adoption on a larger scale. By investing in the African solar sector, AddWatt Power actively contributes to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, notably Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy.
Beyond the environmental benefits, the commissioning of this utility-scale project is expected to have a positive impact on the local economy. It is anticipated to generate numerous employment opportunities, support local businesses, and enhance overall infrastructure development in the region.
Speaking about this milestone achievement, Mr. Aman Mathur, MD and Founder, expressed, “We are delighted to mark our entry into the African solar market with the successful commissioning of this utility-scale project. Addwatt Power is committed to playing a key role in Africa’s renewable energy journey, and we look forward to contributing to the region’s sustainable development and energy transition”.
In the coming years, AddWatt Power will maintain its unwavering commitment to expanding its presence and investments in the African solar market. The company is poised to collaborate closely with local stakeholders, governments, and communities to propel the cause of sustainable energy access and pave the way for a more vibrant and environmentally friendly future across Africa.