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Wind Energy Potential in the Maldives

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The map shows the highest resource in the north-central part of the Maldives just north of the capital of Male', from 4.5o north latitude (N Lat) to 6.5o N Lat. This region includes North Maalhusmadulu, South Maalhusmadulu, North Miladhunmadulu, South Miladhunmadulu, and Faadippolhu Atolls. The level of resource in these areas is considered good for small-scale village applications and moderate for large applications. North and south of this region the wind resource is slightly lower but still considered good for small-scale and moderate for large-scale wind applications.
These areas include the North Thiladhunmathi and South Thiladhunmathi Atolls at the northern end of the Maldives, and North Ari and Male' Atolls near 4o N Lat. Male', the capital of the Maldives, is included in this wind resource area.

The seasonal wind resource distribution varies throughout the north-south extent of the Maldives. In the north-central region, which has the highest annual resource, the seasonal resource is highest from May through October during the west monsoon and from December through January during the northeast monsoon. In the south, the resource is highest from September through November and in May. Throughout much of the Maldives, the lowest resource occurs from February through April.

Wind Energy Resource Atlas of Sri Lanka and the Maldives


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