Maldives announces mandate for solar energy


The Maldives are sinking, energy's a fortune and waste disposal is a major issue. At Climate Week NYC, the country's vice president announces a mandate that 60% of energy be produced by solar power in a bid to be carbon neutral by 2020. 

In a bid to be the first carbon neutral hotel, Six Senses resort, Soneva Fushi in the Maldives, is taking a lead:

  • Photovoltaic solar panels, solar thermal energy and solar shingles
  • Pilot programs for biogas, biofuel and deep sea water cooling
  • Heat recovery
  • Eco-conversion of facilities
  • Carbon offsetting for third party sources not owned or controlled by the group
  • etc.

To read the full Soneva Fushi case study, and others, click below: