After agreeing to a deal with Swimsol, a leading name in offshore marine photovoltaics, the eco-friendly Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives has some significant news to tell. The resort will develop a 1.05 MW floating solar park as per the agreement with Swimsol, which is expected to be one of the biggest solar systems in the Maldives.

The 1.05 MW solar park will result in a considerable cut in yearly diesel consumption of 4,39,000 litres and a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 1,189 tonnes. Additionally, it will contribute to a 40% reduction in noise pollution on the island. Taj Exotica Resort & Spa will be able to totally discontinue production operations between 8 am and 5 pm and instead rely on clean sources of energy thanks to the park's state-of-the-art battery backup system.

The resort's carbon footprint will be reduced, but the floating solar platform will also help with another goal. The young aquatic fauna will benefit from shelter thanks to its advantageous location right above the delicate coral reefs. The coral ecology would benefit from this and prosper below the surface.

“We are proud to partner with Swimsol for one of the largest Solar Parks in the Maldives. This is in line with IHCL’s ESG+ framework of Paathya with its commitment towards energy conservation and long-term goal of deriving no less than 50% of energy across all hotels from renewable sources by 2030. With the solar park going on stream in 2024, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa will operate with one of the lowest carbon footprints in Maldives,” Corinna Luebbe, Cluster General Manager of Maldives for Taj Hotels remarked.

”Taj Exotica’s innovative and rigorous sustainability efforts have earned global accolades, including an EarthCheck Platinum Certification from 2019 - 2022, making it the first resort in the Maldives to achieve the honour,” she said further.