The solar photovoltaic (PV) rebate scheme will run until the end of 2016. It is aimed at reducing the one-off cost of acquiring a grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) system by providing cash incentives. Currently, households can receive up to 25% rebate on the cost of purchase and installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems up to 3kWp based on the US $ per watt installed cost of a solar photovoltaic (PV) system in Seychelles. This rate is subject to variation as the market evolves both locally and internationally. Similarly, commercial premises are eligible for a 15% rebate on the cost of purchase and installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems up to 15kWp.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS: you or your PV supplier will need to complete a PV Rebate Application Form and submit it to PUC. (Note: Only one application can be submitted for a given building.) PUC will need to inspect the Grid-tied PV system to confirm that it has been properly installed and commissioned. The Seychelles Energy Commission (SEC) will then verify that the system meets the Terms and Conditions as specified under the Rebate Programme, before they inform you whether or not your application has been successful. The PV rebate payment for successful applicants will be disbursed by the Development Bank of Seychelles (DBS).
IMPORTANT: It is essential to purchase solar photovoltaic (PV) systems that match the standards set by the Seychelles Bureau of Standards (SBS) and the Seychelles Energy Commission (SEC).
Click to download the Seychelles Solar PV Rebate Scheme Application Form.
To ensure you are eligible for a rebate, please ensure that you use a SEC endorsed PV supplier/installer, all of whom are familiar with the local requirements for a PV installation.