Hive Energy shares solar development knowledge at Indian Ocean Rim Conference in Mauritius

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Colin Loubser, Hive Energy’s Middle East and Africa Director presented at this year’s Indian Ocean Rim Conference in Mauritius this month to highlight the benefits of solar power in supporting renewable energy policy in the region.

Mauritius is at the forefront of developing the region’s renewable energy capability following the pledge of President Dr Ameenah Gurib-Fakim and Energy Minister Ivan Leslie Collendavello to raise the share of renewable energy in the electricity generation mix to 35% or higher by 2025 in order to meet Mauritius’ estimated electricity demands of 2022.

The conference was attended by both the Mauritanian President and Energy Minister, as renewable experts from across the world gathered to share knowledge and experience in a bid to help identify the country’s solar energy needs and develop viable alternatives to provide green, clean energy. The island is quickly becoming a hub for renewable energy innovation in the Indian Ocean Rim with plans afoot to develop 13 self-sufficient smart city projects between 2015 to 2019 with a total investment of £2.2 billion.