Renewable Energy Technology Development and Application Project (RETDAP)

Maldives has no conventional energy resources (e.g., oil and gas) that it can utilize to meet its energy needs. Basically, the country utilizes imported petroleum fuels to meet all of its energy needs. Some renewable energy (RE) resources are recognized as potential alternatives, being indigenously available, having minimal environmental impacts and contributing to the balanced provision of services to dispersed island communities. Currently, renewable energy technology applications are limited to some application of solar photovoltaics in navigation lights and outer island telecommunication systems and the modest use of solar water heaters in Male' and in resorts.

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Renewable energy

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Renewable Energy

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South Asia



Evaluation Author: 

Jan van den Akker, International consultant; Marie Saleem, National consultant

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