Swimsol is an Austrian solar photovoltaic company that recognized the potential that solar energy holds in small island developing states to improve the local economic situation while simultaneously moving towards a more sustainable future. The company visited the island nation of Maldives, comprised of 1196 islands, with few islands larger than 1 square kilometre. Sunshine was plentiful, yet there was little space for solar panels on the islands. In 2014, they launched their SolarSea™ offshore floating solar panels in the Maldives. These floating panels have been through simulations, testing, trials and real-life use to prove their quality and effectiveness. Swimsol aims to deliver a meaningful amount of less expensive solar energy to islands in need, enabling them to turn off their expensive diesel generators and rely instead on the SolarSea™ renewable energy hub. In this way, the islands can re-direct their savings to social services and other desired programmes.