Renewable Energy Resource Mapping in the Maldives

Project Details
Project lead: Sandeep Kohli
Primary government counterparts: Ministry of Environment and Energy, Maldives Meteorological Service
Project ID: P146018
Scope and appointed consultants: DNV GL (wind mapping) and Solargis (solar mapping)



GIS layers for the key solar and wind mapping outputs as well as maps and posters can be downloaded from the Global Solar Atlas and the Global Wind Atlas. All geospatial outputs are also available for visualization via the Irena Global Atlas. The measurement data is published on the EnergyData platform and it is freely available for download. Other outputs are listed below by project component.

Solar mapping:
Phase 2 outputs:
Annual Solar Resource Report (2017)
Solar Radiation Measurement Data from the four sites installed across Maldives
Site Maintenance Report
Site Installation Report
Phase 1 outputs:
GIS data
Phase 2 Implementation Plan
Site Selection Report
Model Validation Report
Solar Modeling Report
Wind mapping:
Phase 2 outputs:
Wind Measurement Data
Phase 1 outputs:
12x24 files for each grid cell (Zip file, 17MB)
GIS Data and LIB Files 
Candidate Site Identification Report
Mesoscale Modeling Report


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