Dusit Thani Maldives, a luxury resort on Mudhdoo Island in Baa Atoll – the Maldives’ first and only UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve – has installed rooftop solar panels on its main buildings to reduce its carbon footprint and create clean, renewable energy. Built especially for a tropical climate, each of the high-quality 797 PV panels will feed the grid and reduce annual diesel consumption by up to 86,500 litres. This means the resort’s carbon dioxide emissions will drop by around 229 tonnes – the equivalent of 173 trips from London to the Maldives.
Generating 854 KW of electricity per day on average, the solar panels will be able to power at least 28 villas. Alternatively, the energy can be used to desalinate 171 m3 water, wash and dry 1061 kg laundry, or charge an electric buggy more than 71 times. The solar panels were installed by Swimsol Maldives, a global leader in offshore photovoltaics with more than 22 years of experience in the European solar industry.
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