Along with a 308 kWp system installed earlier, energy minister Ibrahim Thoriq noted at an inauguration ceremony today that solar panels in Thinadhoo could now generate 558 kWp, or 50 percent of electricity used daily.
Following the much-criticised agreement reached during climate change talks in Peru this week, local NGO Bluepeace says the country must focus on adapting to, rather than preventing, rising sea-levels.
UN Ambassador Ahmed Sareer has urged the world to take reach a strong and legally binding climate change agreement at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in one year.
Sightings of a baby whale shark in Ari Atoll this week will be followed by larger specimens swimming through the streets of Dhangethi this weekend during second Maldives Whale Shark Festival.
Gasfinolhu, with over 6000 square meters of solar panels shading walkways and covering rooftops, is the first 100 percent solar-powered luxury resort in the world.
Thoriq Ibrahim noted that “addressing HCFC uses for the cooling needs of the fisheries sector and related facilities would be critical for the compliance of SIDS under the Montreal Protocol,” explained the environment ministry.
The sand spill – which has destroyed large swathes of the island’s reef – was caused by a storm surge, Thoriq said, adding that MTCC will not be penalised for damages.
Electricity used for air-conditioning accounts for 60 to 70 percent of energy consumption by households and offices in the Maldives, Minister of Environment and Energy Thoriq Ibrahim observed in his message on the occasion of World Energy Day yesterday.
“The world has lost the window of opportunity to mend its ways. Big emitters have sentenced us. The world temperature will rise, and the seas will rise over our nose,” the former president at the International Bar Association’s climate change conference.