First 100% solar-powered five-star resort opens in Maldives

First 100% solar-powered five-star resort opens in MaldivesFinolhu 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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