Ministry of Environment and Energy has revealed renewable energy systems will be established and in operation in all the islands of Haa Alifu Atoll by the end of August. The government of Maldives aims to establish renewable energy systems in all the inhabited islands of Maldives in its efforts to ensure that 30% of the electricity generated are from renewable energy sources.
The renewable energy project was inaugurated by the government in 2014 to reduce the amount spent on the purchase of oil and to produce renewable energy from the available resources in Maldives. So far, some of the islands in Addu City are using solar energy as part of the renewable energy project. Furthermore, the government has initiated the establishment of solar energy systems in 14 islands of Haa Alifu Atoll.
Ministry of Environment and Energy revealed some challenges are been faced in some islands in modifying the engines used but the project to establish solar energy systems in all the islands of the atoll are progressing as scheduled despite the challenges faced and will be completed by end of August. The project to establish renewable energy systems in 13 islands of Haa Dhaalu Atoll has been contracted and would be completed by the end of the year, according to the ministry.
The government aims to establish renewable energy systems in all the islands of Maldives by the end of December 2019.