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The Seychelles Energy Commission has issued a request for proposals to eight bidding groups which have prequalified to build, own and operate the country’s first floating solar photovoltaic (PV) facility and first independent power producer. The project will be located on Providence lagoon, Mahé Island, and have a capacity of 3.5-4MWac. Development will be financed by the winning bidder. Power will be sold through a 25-year power purchase agreement with the Public Utilities Corporation.