Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa makes switch to solar

PUBLISHED December 18, 2019

Centara Hotels & Resorts, has transformed Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa, Maldives, into a self-sustaining solar energy generator after the adoption of a rooftop solar panel system that will begin producing electricity this month.

Following the completion of solar panel installation atop the roofs of all of the resorts main structures, Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives will generate enough power to supply close to 40% of the its energy needs, resulting in an annual energy savings equivalent to 307,000 kilowatt-hours (kwh), or about 83,000 litres of diesel fuel.

"The rooftop solar conversion is one of Centaras most ambitious sustainability projects undertaken at a single property," said Centaras VP Operations David Good. "The benefits to the environment made it a compelling choice, and we will be looking at options for expanding the solar program to other properties going forward."

Centaras long-term commitment to sustainable business practices is reflected in a number of initiatives aimed at reducing the companys environmental impact in the communities where it operates. Its ongoing engagement with EarthCheck, the worlds leading scientific benchmarking, certification and advisory group for travel and tourism, continues to yield consequential improvements in key sustainability metrics. To date, 15 Centara hotels and resorts have achieved EarthCheck certification, and another four properties are enrolled in EarthChecks Evaluate Plus program, leading to significant reductions in carbon footprints and greenhouse gas emissions across a number of Centaras certified properties.

Most recently, the companys leadership in environmental sustainability was recognised for the second consecutive year by the Stock Exchange of Thailand, which awarded Centara Hotels & Resorts (CENTEL) its Thailand Sustainability Investment 2019 (THSI) designation, given annually in recognition of listed companies that operate with responsibility across Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) aspects.


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