Taj Exotica

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa Unveils Maldives’ Largest Floating Solar Park, Setting New Standard for Sustainability

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa takes a significant step towards sustainable luxury with the inauguration of the Maldives’ largest operational floating solar park. Partnering with Swimsol, a leader in offshore marine photovoltaics, the 1,080 kWp solar park establishes itself as the biggest functioning Solar Sea system in the country.

“Taj Exotica Resort & Spa is proud to operate with one of the lowest carbon footprints in the Maldives,” said Ms. Corinna Luebbe, Cluster General Manager, Taj Maldives. “This initiative aligns with IHCL’s ESG+ framework, Paathya, demonstrating our commitment to energy conservation, minimizing environmental impact, and preserving the Maldives’ natural beauty.”

The SolarSea system, coupled with a battery storage solution, allows the resort to run entirely on renewable energy during daylight hours. This eco-friendly approach translates to a reduction of approximately 475,000 liters of diesel consumption annually, along with a decrease of 1,200 tons in carbon footprint.

“This is a momentous occasion for Swimsol,” expressed Martin Putschek, Managing Director of Swimsol. “Our aim has always been to empower Maldivian island resorts to switch off generators completely during the day and significantly reduce diesel dependence. Taj Exotica is among the first resorts to achieve this, and we commend their excellent collaboration and support.”

Located on Emboodhu Finolhu Island, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa is renowned for its environmental responsibility. It’s one of only two resorts in the Maldives to hold an EarthCheck Platinum certification. This dedication to sustainability aligns with the Maldives’ commitment to responsible tourism, recently emphasized by the Tourism Minister, Ibrahim Faisal, at the conference titled “The Future of Maldivian Tourism: Diversification, Sustainability, and Connection.”

This achievement highlights Taj Exotica’s dedication to environmental stewardship and also marks a significant step forward for the Maldives’ journey towards renewable energy.

As a leading player in the Maldivian hospitality sector, Taj Exotica sets a new standard for sustainable practices within the industry. The floating solar park not only leverages the abundant Maldivian sunshine but also mitigates carbon emissions, contributing to the preservation of the pristine Maldivian environment.

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