Maldives Begins Solar Power Project
Maldives Promotion House – State Electric Company Limited (STELCO) and Renewable Energy Maldives (REM) has begun a solar energy project aimed at generating electricity for six islands of Malé atoll using solar energy.
The project was inaugurated by Maldives Environment Minister, Mohamed Aslam and Katherina Reiche the Parliamentary Secretary of the German Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, who is currently visiting Maldives.
According to government officials this project is part of the carbon neutrality goal set by the government. The ceremony was inaugurated by generating electricity using the solar panels fixed on the roof of the Muhiyiddeen School in Villimalé district, one of the island districts of Malé.
The solar panels will supposedly generate 61 kilowatts of electricity, which is enough to power 30 houses. STELCO plans to create 294 kilowatts of electricity using solar energy in the district by fixing additional panels on apartment complexes and government buildings.
The other five islands included in this project are Maafushi, Guraidhoo, Himmafushi, Kaashidhoo and Thulusdhoo. The project aims to generate a total of 652 kilowatts of electricity using solar energy.