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Mauritius: Akuo Energy begins solar plant construction

French developer Akuo Energy on 5 July announced the start of construction at the 17.5MW Henrietta solar plant. The plant is being developed by Akuo through its subsidiary Akuo Energy Mauritius alongside local partner Medine Ltd and is expected online in November.Henrietta was awarded to Akuo and Medine following a tender by the Central Electricity Board (CEB) in 2016. The plant will use 53,700 photovoltaic panels supplied by China’s Jinko Solar coupled with ABB inverters and is expected to generate 27GWh/yr, equivalent to avoiding 21,516 t/yr of CO2 emissions.

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