Solar Panels on Malé-Hulhumalé Highway to Start Generating Electricity in August

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PUBLISHED 04 July 2023

The Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Technology has announced that the solar panels installed along the Malé-Hulhumalé highway are expected to start generating electricity in August.

The solar panels were installed as part of the construction of a 5.6 MW solar power system on the Male'-Hulhumalé Link Road. The project is funded by the World Bank's "Accelerating Sustainable Private Investment in Renewable Energy" (ASPIRE) initiative.

The solar power system is expected to generate enough electricity to power about 2,000 homes. It will also help to reduce the Maldives' reliance on diesel-generated energy and decrease its fuel subsidy.

The project is a significant step towards reducing fuel expenditure and promoting renewable energy sources in the Maldives.