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April 21, 2020

​​​​​​​​Renewable Energy. Medine Group sets up a solar farm in Henrietta

Equipped with 53 700 photovoltaic panels – with a 27 000 MWH green-energy annual production capacity, Henrietta’s solar farm has been supplying, since February 2019, some 12,115 households with electricity via the CEB grid. This new solar farm, set up by Medine Group in partnership with Akuo Energy, matches the objective of the Mauritian authorities to supply, by the year 2025, 35% of national electricity requirements from renewable energies.

Henrietta’s solar farm, which is operational since February 2019, produces 17,5 MW of 100% renewable energy; its production of green electricity is directed to CEB grid. Against the backdrop of a world situation which dictates that future growth must be intrinsically linked to the implementation of concrete actions towards the preservation of the environment, Medine Group’s initiative, jointly implemented with Akuo Energy, is not only a major milestone for both partners but also for Mauritius, as this development project is convergent with the objective of the Mauritian authorities to supply, by 2025, 35% of national electricity requirements from renewable energies. The new solar farm, which is deployed over a 21-hectare surface area, can meet the electricity needs of some 12,115 Mauritian households, whereas simultaneously reducing CO2 emissions by 21,516 tonnes annually.

Thierry Sauzier, Medine Group’s CEO emphasises the importance of this achievement, from all viewpoints: « More than ever before, in this era where humanity is depleting over just a few months’ span the sum of energy resources that it takes the planet one year to regenerate, renewable energy is at the centre of all discussions… To get Henrietta’s solar farm up and running, we partnered with Akuo Energy, the leader in France in the sector of independent renewable energy production. We are extremely proud of our realisation – it is a major breakthrough for Medine Group. »