Seychelles Constance Ephelia Resort becomes solar hotspot

Thursday, 07 November 2013 15:28

Seychelles Constance Ephelia Resort is the first tourism establishment in the country to benefit from a pilot project of renewable energy.  The project to expand the use of renewable energy system at Seychelles Constance Ephelia Resort was unveiled on Sunday 27th October by Vice President Danny Faure and Didier Robert President of Regional Council of Reunion Island. With the unveiling of a commemorative plaque at Constance Ephelia Resort to officialise the project; the property now owns nine solar arrays of 13 square metres built and installed by a Reunion-based company Corexsolar.

This array will provide the resort with clean efficient power, to achieve the environmental sustainability goal of reducing energy consumption at the property.

In a small ceremony at Seychelles Constance Ephelia Resort, its General Manager, Philippe Guitton expressed his gratitude that the establishment had been selected for the pilot project of renewable energy. He said that Constance Ephelia Resort had been pro active in environmental programmes initiated by non- governmental and local organisations, geared towards protecting the environment – including projects to protect mangroves and the National Marine Park.

“We’re proud to announce that Seychelles Constance Ephelia Resort is now committed to improve the property energy consumption,’’ said Mr Guitton.

He added that the solar panels will also be use for education programmes.

“A number of schools visit our property and we will engage them in this project of renewable energy,” he added.

Rivas Director of Corexsolar thanked the Seychelles’ government, the Regional Council of Reunion and all actors of renewable energy who have given his company the opportunity to participate in Seychelles first meeting of renewable energy; organised in close collaboration with Reunion Island.

“The meeting brought a better understanding of the existing market of renewable energy appliances for both Reunion and Seychelles. We have identified the existing projects for future collaborations between both Islands,’’ he said.

Didier Robert President of Regional Council of Reunion Island also mentioned the political will that exists in both Islands to adopt renewable energy approach.