Patina Maldives marks Earth Day with unveiling of solar panel installation 

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Patina Maldives, Fari Islands has completed a solar panel installation project that amounts to USD 3 million. The installation will increase solar energy contribution from 15 percent to 50 percent of the island’s total energy requirement. In partnership with the Maldives’ leading solar energy provider, Swimsol, a total of 1937kWp of additional solar panels will become operational in October this year. 

From its inception, the Fari Islands’ development has been guided by sustainable architecture and design. It is the largest hospitality project to benefit from the extensive use of offsite manufacturing technology known as ‘Mass Engineered Timber’ or ’MET’, which reduced carbon emissions by over 6,000 tons after production and transportation. 

In addition, all the villas were prefabricated, to ensure minimal run off into the marine ecosystem. Departing from the conventional thatched roof structures prevalent in the Maldives, villas and amenities were designed with flat roofs, allowing solar panels to be easily mounted. This allows the Fari Islands to host one of the latest largest solar installations in the Maldives. 

“At Patina Maldives, we are continuously meticulous in our efforts to minimize the environmental impact of Fari islands and this latest development in our journey towards clean energy dependence demonstrates our commitment.” Antonio Saponara, the General Manager of Patina Maldives, Fari Islands, commented. “We constantly monitor and evaluate our processes and seek ways to improve our operations from an environmental, social and economic aspect, supporting the protection of our natural world.”