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Solar Photovoltaic (PV) technology allows to convert sunlight directly into electricity. Here is how it works.

“Photovoltaic” comes from the process of converting light (photons) to electricity (voltage). PV technology was discovered in 1954 when scientists found that silicon (an element contained in sand) created an electric charge when exposed to sunlight. Today, Solar PV is a proven technology which provides electricity to millions of homes and businesses worldwide.

Our solar PV systems are made in Germany and include the following components:

PV meter. All the energy produced by your PV system is fed into the PUC grid and measured by a dedicated PV meter located next to the existing PUC meter. This is measured in kWh (or “units”)

Tip. Energy produced from your PV system is offset against the energy that you have consumed from PUC Electricity. If you consumed more energy than that produced by your PV system, then you will pay PUC the net consumption at the prevailing tariff rate. On the other hand, if your PV system produces more than you consume (i.e. surplus energy is fed into the Grid), then PUC will pay you for every unit in excess at a rate of 88% of the prevailing fuel-marginal cost. For more information please refer to the press release from PUC.

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For further information, see also the Solar PV Energy Handbook from the Seychellles Energy Commission

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