Maldives has shown remarkable progress in adopting advanced methods of producing electricity, such as solar panels. On the island of Thinadhoo in the Gaaf Dhaalu Atoll, 50 percent of the electricity needs are now being provided by solar panels.
In addition to being a clean method, it is also a costeffective means of producing electricity and is likely to bring down the country’s oil import bill. In 2013 alone, the Maldives spent over MVR6 billion on importing petroleum products. The 109 resorts in the Maldives use 49 percent of the diesel imported into the country annually.