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LUX goes solar for self-sufficiency

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LUX Resorts & Hotels has implemented 130 solar panels and batteries to fully substitute diesel-based power generation for the needs of Ile des Deux Cocos, off-grid South-East Mauritius.
The 20kWp project’s design and storage solution will allow for 11 hours of utilisation daily and fulfil self-sufficiency of the property including during night-time.
This project is in line with the group’s Tread Lightly program whereby guests participation supports long-term improvement of the properties’ environmental impacts.
Such allocation complements the carbon offsetting contribution channelled to regional CO2 compensation projects portfolio in partnership with Aera Group, which maintains a tailored selection of carbon compensation commitments across Africa and Asia, matching accurate and up-to-date GHG impacts monitoring across destinations to best-in-class corresponding offset projects.
Vishnee Payen, sustainability and CSR manager of LUX Resorts & Hotels, comments: “LUX ensures that sustainable development is at the core of its strategy and operations. The Tread Lightly initiative helps to contribute to local and global goals such as Energy Efficiency, Reduction in Carbon Emissions, also aligning with the SDGs and COP22 targets.
“We are dependent on the environment and it is our duty to protect it for ourselves and for future generations to come. This can only be achieved through tangible projects implementations and responsible resource consumption.
“LUX will continue its journey towards renewable energy solutions and eco-products as far as possible and at the same time contributing to the economy and supporting communities.”