Seven hundred Seychellois families identified as vulnerable are receiving free photovoltaic panels to help them lower their electricity consumption, a project made possible through a grant from the Indian government.

The households identified are those already being assisted by the Agency for Social Protection, which is responsible for providing comprehensive social security services and social relief against vulnerability in Seychelles.

The chief executive of the Public Utilities Corporation (PUC), Philippe Morin, explained during a press conference on Wednesday that even though 700 households will benefit from the project, to start with, photovoltaic systems will be installed at housing estates as well as at individual houses.

“We have started the project for the democratisation of the photovoltaic systems.  PV panels are to be installed on the rooftops of households benefiting from welfare assistance….
Source: Seychelles News Agency