- June 17, 2019
- Posted by: Havenhill Synergy
- Category: Blog
This article was written by Abigail Jibril
SUSTAINABLE TOURISM WITH KUDADOO MALDIVES SOLAR-POWERED PRIVATE ISLAND
Here is one of the most eco-conscious islands – Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi.
The three-hectare resort is located at Kudadoo Island, Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives. It was designed by New York-based architectural firm Yuji Yamazaki Architecture (YYA). Here are some interesting facts to note about this project:
- It is a fully solar-powered resort with a roof over the Retreat that incorporates 984 solar panels that span an area of 1643m2.
- These solar panels generate a peak power of 320kWp and can produce 575MWh of power annually which suffice to operate the entire island without diesel fuel.
- The solar-powered system generates sufficient power to serve 50 guests and 100 staff occupying the island at any time.
- Although the solar system generates a surplus of electricity, all residences are designed to minimise energy consumption.
- The initial investment in the solar system to be recovered in 5 years.
- All wood, originates mainly from Canada, New Zealand and Indonesia, and have been sustainably sourced and managed, inflicting no damage to wildlife and land.
- On this island, sustainable, biodegradable materials are used instead of plastic straws and utensils to help protect the environment from debris and microplastics that could damage the planet.
Image Source: Kudadoo Maldives Private Island Media Library