Marine solar panels generate 40% of the electricity needed for Dido Finolhu Island.
The new SolarSea system, developed by SwimSol, consists of 12 floating platforms and is located off the coast of Dido Finolhu. The island is home to a five-star hotel and private villas, which now use only solar energy.
The island began to switch to green energy even before the floating station came to the scene- when solar panels appeared on the roofs of most buildings. However, the new installation, which has increased solar energy production on Dido Finolhu to 678 kWh, can provide electricity to all villas, even during the peak consumption hours.
Since the platforms are floating in the salt water of the Indian Ocean, engineers have solidly protected them from salt exposure as well as from bad weather.
By switching to green energy, the island will, in a year, save up to 260,000 litres of diesel fuel, most generators used earlier. So, building a solar power plant will pay off pretty quickly.
But, the main advantage of solar panels is, of course, the fact that they do not pollute the environment. In addition, the engineers claim that the SolarSea units can serve as a refuge for marine fish.
Dido Finolhu is set to continue its transition to solar energy, and the island is likely to stop producing harmful emissions soon.
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