Work has been started to install more solar panels in Male to produce clean energy.
Solar panels were previously installed under the free assistance by the Japanese government. Housing ministry states that the current project is the second phase of the “clean energy promotion in Male”, assistance worth Rf 171 million by the Japanese government.
Housing Ministry official said that in the second phase of the project, solar panels will be installed in Velaanaage office complex, Kalaafaanu School, Ghiyaasuddin School, The Maldives National University central administration and Faculty of Health Sciences building.
The panels installed in these five buildings will provide 280 kilowatts of electricity, while the panels installed in the initial phase of the project creates 395 kilowatts of electricity.
The solar panels installed will save 1.8 percent of the electricity provided in Male. The Japanese government handed over the first phase of the project to the Maldivian government last Monday.
Solar panels in the first phase of the project were installed on the President’s office, Hiriyaa School, Thaajuddin School, Kalaafaanu School and in the Maldives Civil Service Commission (MCSC) building.