How can I get a solar PV panel for my house with the Government assistance?
Consumers can apply for a Photovoltaic (PV) panel under the Seychelles Energy Eﬃciency Renewable Energy Program (SEEREP), a low interest loan scheme from their banks. The maximum loan is SCR150, 000 at 5% interest with personal contribution of only up 2.5% of the loan amount above SCR 75,000 (the ﬁrst SCR 75,000 does not require personal contribution) with a maximum repayment of 5 years. To apply, consumers get a proforma invoice from one the suppliers and take it to Seychelles Energy Commission (SEC) for endorsement (certifying the invoice is for the renewable energy technology-RET). They must go to their respective bank to apply for the SEEREP and use the loan to pay for their PV systems. Once the system is installed and commissioned, the consumer can apply for the Domestic Rebate. They can ﬁll a rebate application form (the local PV suppliers can do it) and submit it to PUC which will certify the system’s speciﬁcation, verify that it has been correctly installed and commissioned, and that the performance is acceptable. The form is then forwarded to SEC for ﬁnal check and approval. Once approved, SEC will contact the consumer to collect the form and to bring it, along with the ID of the person the rebate is payable to, to the Development Bank for Seychelles (DBS) to collect the rebate payment.