The Maldives strives for carbon neutrality with the help of solar powerFebruary 17, 2012
A chain of islands in the Indian Ocean is looking to solar power to meet its energy needs.
The Maldives has taken the potential threat of climate change and rising sea levels very seriously. As an island nation, The Maldives receives much of its fuel from other countries, which has presented trouble in these times of economic turmoil. In order to protect itself from financial ruin and in an effort to mitigate the effects of climate change, the nation has begun adopting solar energy to generate more of its electricity.
The State Electric Company and the Renewable Energy Maldives, two energy companies based in the nation, have come up with a plan to harvest energy from the sun. The pair have plans to construct large solar farms on six of the 1,200 islands that make up The Maldives.