Live Wire: Rooftop Solar in Maldives : A World Bank Guarantee and SREP Facilitate Private Investment in Clean and Affordable Energy
This guidance note talks about Rooftop solar in Maldives. The Maldives Ministry of Environment and Energy, with support from the World Bank and from the Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program (SREP), a funding window of the Climate Investment Fund,has designed a program centered on solar photovoltaic (PV) rooftop installations to take advantage of the Maldive's high insolation while also coping with the scarcity of land.
Expensive diesel-fired generators operated by two state-owned utilities keep the lights on in Maldives, an archipelago of 200 inhabited islands spread over 900 kilometers of the Indian Ocean. But with the advent of affordable solar technology, the islands’ abundant sunshine can be harnessed for clean generation through private rooftop solar systems.