Finolhu Villas offers 52 solar powered chateaux in Maldives

first_imgTravellers can now check into Maldives’ first ever entirely solar powered five star resorts, to mitigate their carbon footprint.Finolhu Villas comprise of 52 solar-powered villas located on an exclusive island in the Indian Ocean. Designed by New York firm Yuji Yamazaki Architecture (YYA), the project was completed earlier this year.Situated on the island of Gasfinolhu, measuring just 5 hectares (12.3 acres), the development is home to up to 100 staff and a like number of visitors, year-round. A typical villa on the resort measures a total of 168 sq m, and is located a stone’s throw from the beach. The interior includes a lounge, patio, private pool, dressing room, and a minibar. Besides, there are strategically placed operable windows and wooden shade screens, which acts as a substitute for air-conditioning.The resort is also self-sufficient in electricity given the presence of 6,224 sq m of photovoltaic panels and a large battery array.last_img read more