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Radisson Blu Fiji powers up on solar

July 6, 2015 1:29 pm Category: Latest News, Pacific Islands, Solar A+ / A-
Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island has added solar to power the luxury property

Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island has added solar to power the luxury property

Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island has added a solar rooftop system which will use clean, renewable energy at the luxury property.

Pacific solar energy provider Sunergise installed the 412.36kWp roof mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) array to provide renewable energy to Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island.

The system will produce an impressive 597MWh of renewable electricity annually, and help avoid the importation of 175,000 litres of diesel per year. It will displace over 417 tons of carbon dioxide – the equivalent of planting over 2000 trees. The solar panels, installed by Sunergise’s engineering partner Clay Energy, will enable Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island to save thousands of dollars in electricity costs and further enhance Fiji’s reputation within the tourism industry and its community.

Gerard Knight, General Manager of Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island, said “Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups, is a pioneer of sustainability in the hospitality sector, putting in place the first ever environmental policy for a hotel in 1989. Every year we monitor our carbon footprint and energy usage as we improve on it. Here in Fiji, collaborating with Sunergise gives us the opportunity to put our commitments into action. We are now able to enjoy savings on our total power bill, and to share our solar credentials with our guests. Increasingly, tourists to Fiji are aware of environmental issues and want the opportunity to make greener choices where they can. We are pleased that our initiative will help to create those options.”

Ajay Raniga, Director of Sunergise, added “Sunergise is delighted to have the opportunity to partner with Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island on this groundbreaking project, the site is the largest grid connected hotel installation in the country and the Pacific region. Not only is the hotel one of Fiji’s leading luxury hotel and an iconic property at Denarau, but a global leader in the sector for sustainability initiatives. Here in Fiji, it is great to see the rhetoric meet reality with the commitment of management to offer guests a truly world-class sustainable infrastructure.”

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