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Maldive Islands Largest PV Installation Donated Courtesy of Kyocera Solar

Posted By Andrew Michler On June 18, 2012 @ 1:40 pm In global warming,News,Solar Power | No Comments

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The Maldive Islands [1]are well on their way to completing their largest solar installation. The system is a donation from Japan of 675kW of Kyocera [2] PV modules installed in a total of 10 locations. The work is a way to help the island nation take affirmative step is reducing their need for fossil fuels, the prime contributor to rising ocean levels which is a major threat to a nation whose highest natural point is a mere 8 feet above sea level. The Maldives has been a leader [3]in the global push for countries take concrete steps in reducing green house gas emissions.


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The installation is a joint effort between Kyocera Solar [2], construction companies and the Japanese government’s Official Development Assistance [4]. The two-phase installation will total 3240 210 watt modules placed on rooftops. The modules are reinforced with extra support bars to resist lifting in typhoon-strength winds. The effort is a direct response to the Maldive’s alarm [3] over the prospect of rising oceans literally wiping the nation off the map. The recently completed first phase will reduce 146 tons of C02.

This is a small step in what is a nation’s dependence on a global response, and the support they need in making a clear message about the threat of global warming.

+ Kyocera Solar [2]

Photos Kyocera [2]and Wikicommons [1]


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[1] Maldive Islands : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maldives

[2] Kyocera: http://www.kyocerasolar.com/

[3] has been a leader : http://inhabitat.com/film-review-the-island-president-investigates-the-submersion-of-the-maldives/

[4] Official Development Assistance: http://www.mofa.go.jp/policy/oda/

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