Saturday, February 25, 2017

Breaking Island News

Worldwide: THEnergy Launches Online Platform for Renewable Energy on Islands

necker-von-VPI

Richard Branson’s Necker Island and Alcatraz are just the tip of the iceberg: On Islands Renewable Energy is up to 75% Less Expensive than Diesel

Necker Island – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Elevated electricity costs are a problem known all too well by private island owners, due to the high …Read More: Worldwide: THEnergy Launches Online Platform for Renewable Energy on Islands

Environment

Maldives: A Solar Future for “The Best Hotel in the World” as Gili Lankanfushi Goes Renewable

Gili Lankanfushi's Solar Panel - Photo Courtesy of HotelierMaldives.com

A Maldives private island resort recently voted as TripAdvisor’s “Best Hotel in the World” is showing its green credentials after investing in the region’s largest floating solar panel.

Gili Lankanfushi has teamed up with Austrian company Swimsol in order to bring a more sustainable future to the Maldives Republic The luxury resort has invested …Read More: Maldives: A Solar Future for “The Best Hotel in the World” as Gili Lankanfushi Goes Renewable

Development

Pacific: United Arab Emirates Agrees to Fund Solar Energy Projects in the Pacific Islands

Tavanipupu, Solomon Islands

The United Arab Emirates has signed a partnership agreement with a series of highly vulnerable Pacific Island nations to develop four new USD 50 million, 1.8 MW solar voltaic energy projects.

The Solomon Islands – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Whilst they may not be known for having the best track …Read More: Pacific: United Arab Emirates Agrees to Fund Solar Energy Projects in the Pacific Islands

Environment

Seychelles: Seychelles Island Turns To Renewable Energy

Seychelles Windfarm Courtesy of Masdar.ae

Environmentalists rejoice as the Seychelles’ first wind farm opens on Mahé Island, signaling a change in tact regarding the national energy policy.

Seychelles Windfarm Courtesy of Masdar.ae

News that a 6-megawatt, eight turbine capacity wind farm has been opened on Mahé Island has been welcomed by green thinkers the world over. The …Read More: Seychelles: Seychelles Island Turns To Renewable Energy