Sunergise

Radisson Blu Resort, Denarau, Fiji, 415kW

In May 2015 Sunergise launched the 415 kW roof mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) array at Radisson Blu Resort Fiji, Denarau Island. Through careful planning, the system was installed with no interruption to guests and now produces an impressive 600MWh of renewable electricity annually. This has helped avoid the importation of 200,000 litres of diesel and displaced over 480 tons of carbon dioxide – the equivalent of planting over 12,400 trees.

The solar panels enable Radisson Blu Resort Fiji to save tens of thousands of dollars in electricity costs while enhancing their reputation with international travellers, the tourism industry and the local community. As a result of the installation Radisson Blu has been recognized with a number of awards, including the Responsible Business Hotel of the Year Award and Silver certification by EarthCheck - the world's leading scientific benchmarking, certification and advisory group for travel and tourism.

“Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group 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,” General Manager of Radisson Blu Resort Fiji, Gerard Knight said. “Collaborating with Sunergise gave 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.  Tourists to this region 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.”

Sunergise chairman Bob Lyon added, “We are optimistic about the future for solar energy in the hotel industry. “Sunergise welcomed the opportunity to partner with Radisson Blu Resort Fiji on this flagship project. There is a real opportunity for responsible tourism businesses to offer guests world-class sustainable infrastructure while reducing their energy costs and preserving the wonderful natural environment for which this region’s tourism industry is so famous.”

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