On the island nation of Seychelles, Intelvision is set to become a company with one of the largest PV systems on the island nation after the installation of a 100-kw system at its headquarters and plans for more installations at other offices.
An engineer at the company, Krassimir Bebov, told SNA that the management has been thinking for a while about going green and installing solar panels at its headquarters at Providence on the eastern coast of the main island of Mahe.
"Finally we made our decision because we could only see the positive benefits of generating electricity from the sun. So we decided to invest in the 100-kw system which was installed as this is what was allowed by the Public Utilities Corporation. We hope that this move will help us save our electricity costs by half," said Bebov.
Intelvision Ltd is an entirely Seychellois-owned company providing TV, internet and voice services to the local market.
The work to install the solar panels was undertaken by Energy Solutions Seychelles (ESS) and was done over two weeks. "We are very happy with the contractor and we are only waiting for the utilities' company to commission the system. We hope that this is done this month and from then on we will know the real benefits," explained Bebov.
EES said through its page on social media that the system has a surface area of an Olympic size swimming pool worth of solar PV panels. "The environmental impact is a large carbon dioxide offset of 332 Metric tons pa." EES said that this equivalent to removing 69 cars off the road per year, with the bonus of substantial financial savings.