Finolhu Villas, on Kaafu Atoll in The Maldives, was designed by Yuji Yamazaki to have as little impact as possible on the pristine environment that surrounds it. Set on a 13-acre island, it is “an example of how energy independence can be achieved even in a challenging environment for development.”
The hotels solar panels generate around a megawatt of energy per day – more than needed to power the entire resort. Excess energy is stored for rainy or cloudy weather.
The island also has a desalination tank that yields a self-sufficient water supply, an efficient waste management system, and landscaping designed to minimize erosion.
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