As part of our efforts to minimise our impact on the environment and continue seeking more sustainable energy resources, we have recently implemented a solar power energy system. Installed in September 2020, the PV (photovoltaic) system consists of a total of 596 panels covering an area of 1,283 square meters on 5 roofs in our Heart of House area. That’s the equivalent of 7 tennis courts.
What does this system help us achieve?
These panels can produce a total solar output of 306,601 kWh annually (840 kWh daily), which is 5% of the energy the resort needs. To translate, that’s enough energy to power all of our guest villas for 32 days in a year, or enough to fully charge a laptop more than 4 million times annually – that’s more than 11,000 full charges in a day!
How much are we saving?
Annually, the PV system saves us over 81,000 litres of diesel, which is enough to drive nearly 1 million km a year, or to drive 200 km a day for 14 years. That amount of diesel saved is enough for the annual mileage of 77 cars, or to drive around the world 25 times, if that’s on your bucket list. We’re decreasing our environmental impact this way, reducing 215 tonnes of CO2 a year, which is the equivalent of the emission of 172 flights flying from London to Male’ one way. Looking at it another way, that amount of C02 is what’s captured by growing 9,360 trees in a year, or 26 trees daily.