TAJ EXOTICA TO DEVELOP LARGE FLOATING SOLAR PARK
An agreement to develop a 1.05 MW floating solar park was signed by Taj Exotica Resort & Spa in the Maldives and Swimsol, the world leader in offshore marine photovoltaics. One of the largest solar projects in the Maldives will be made by the company. Corinna Luebbe, Cluster General Manager for the Maldives, commented on the occasion, saying, "We are happy to cooperate with Swimsol for one of the largest Solar Parks in the Maldives.
This is consistent with IHCL's ESG+ framework of Paathya, which has a long-term commitment to energy conservation and a target of obtaining at least 50% of total hotel energy from renewable sources by 2030. Taj Exotica Resort & Spa will run using one of the lowest carbon footprints in the Maldives once the solar park goes online in 2024.
The 1.05 MW solar park will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 1,189 tonnes annually. It will contribute to a yearly reduction in diesel consumption of 4,39,000 liters and a 40% reduction in noise pollution. Taj Exotica Resort & Spa will be the first Maldives resort to totally cease generator operations from 8 am to 5 pm thanks to its outstanding battery backup. The floating solar platforms will keep well above the priceless coral reefs and provide shelter to young aquatic life in addition to lowering the resort's carbon footprint.
They have received recognition on a global scale, such as the first resort in the Maldives to receive the EarthCheck Platinum Certification from 2019 to 2022.