Tapping Into The Sun: Kuredu’s Solar Panels
The solar power project at Kuredu Resort & Spa, Maldives, is now up and running and expected to generate an average power of 600KW per day.
The highest power demand in the resort is recorded at 1,900KW, requiring up to seven diesel generators. The solar power will create a significant reduction in our diesel consumption and therefore have a positive impact on the environment, as currently, up to 8,000 liters of diesel are burnt daily for producing electricity.
Carbon dioxide emission and sound pollution will also be reduced by a considerable amount.
The existing small solar panels that you see around the island contribute only enough energy for heating up fresh water for guest bathrooms, however the new solar project will generate electricity requirements for all electrical appliances of the resort as it will be connected to the main grid.
Most of the existing roof tops in the Team Village areas are being used for installing these new 4,160 solar panels. Each panel will generate 240 watts of maximum power during a sunny day using the photovoltaic system, converting sun light into an electric current.
Kuredu is proud to be implementing one of the first such projects in the hospitality industry in the Maldives. Conserving energy on this scale, using solar power, is a big undertaking and we are sure our beautiful island is thankful for it. It would of course be a dream come true when all diesel generators of the world become silent…