Removal of Barriers to Solar PV Power Generation in Mauritius, Rodrigues and the Outer Islands

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From October 20, 2011 to December 31, 2016

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 7.2 Increase share of global renewable energy
  2. 13.2 Integrate climate change into national policies, planning

Project ID: 4333

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Technical team

  • Energy Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Renewable Energy


  • Type: On-grid, utility-scale
  • Resource: Solar



Transformed sector(s)

  • Energy

UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Convening / Partnerships / Knowledge Sharing
  • Institutional mechanism and system building


  • Governance
  • Law regulation
  • Finance economy


  • Institutional framework
  • Partnerships
  • Laws/ Policy/ Plan formulation
  • Energy finance
  • New/other financial schemes/mechanism

Social inclusion

  • Private sector

Gender equality


Gender result effectiveness scale



  • Systems pathway
  • Sci-tech pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Hazard control/mitigation

SDG target(s)

  • 7.2 Increase share of global renewable energy
  • 13.2 Integrate climate change into national policies, planning

Conventions and protocols


Private sector(s)

  • Capital providers

Hot topic


Project objectives

To assist the Government in addressing the barriers with a view to promoting PV grid-connected electricity generation.

USD $2,085,000

Grant amount

USD $19,016,000

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($2,085,000)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of Mauritius

Project metrics

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