Supported by the Indian government, the houses are located in Grand Anse, one of the islands of the archipelago.
According to Philip Morin, Public Utilities Corporation (PUC) Executive Director, the facilities will help families mitigate the impact of their electricity bills.
“We have installed a 3-kW unit on the roofs of three-bedroom homes; two-bedroom homes will have a 2 kW unit while one-bedroom homes will have 1 kW. This will reduce the impact of electricity bills on families and improve their lives,” he said.
PUC will provide 700 housing units throughout the Seychelles Archipelago.
“PUC will also install photovoltaic systems on low-cost houses. In addition, the company will install a 1 MW unit on Romainville Island for use in eligible homes under the project,” said Philip Morin.
The 700-unit solar-powered housing project is funded by the Seychelles State, with the support of the Indian Government ($3.5 million grant).
During a state visit to New Delhi last year, President Faure signed agreements for a line of credit of $100 million from India.
Over 30 projects were submitted to be implemented under the small development projects. These also include renovation of schools, the building of fences and the purchase of mobile libraries.