Largest resort-based solar installations at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru
Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru has unveiled some of the largest resort-based solar installations in the Maldives. The ambitious project comprises of 3105 panels and spans 5380 square meters or 58000 square feet and was installed by Swimsol who are specialists in tropical coastal region solar systems.
“Our Baa Atoll home became the Maldives’ first UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve in 2011 on account of its unique harmony between man and nature, and we take our role in preserving that status very seriously, This project is an important rung on our conservation ladder and takes us a step closer to reaching our eventual goal of becoming carbon-neutral,” said Armando Kraenzlin, Four Seasons Resorts Maldives Regional Vice President.
Conservation has been a serious topic for the resort since it opened in 2006. Reduction of plastic has been high on the list with paper straws introduced in 2010 and reusable glass water bottles in 2012. The latest partnership with Parley recycles any leftover plastic from the resort into clothes, shoes and more.
In addition, Landaa runs one of the Maldives’ leading centres of marine conservation and research, working in partnership with local and national environmental agencies and employing 10 full-time marine biologists to deliver pioneering activities every day including turtle rehabilitation, coral propagation, manta research, sustainable fish breeding, anemone mapping, dolphin ID and more.