After hearing about Michele Puzzolante’s Solar Floating Resort, investors have shown a lot of interest on the project, and negotiations are in progress to set up 59 islands in the Philippines.
The main originality of SFR resides in its modular system that permits to construct all the parts in a factory, transport them by containers on site by ground, air or sea and to assemble the whole in a few weeks, like a “Lego”.
Thin films photovoltaic used in the project are made of low cost materials and work under low light conditions, as well as artificial light. They work almost twenty four hours the day, providing enough energy to the entire electrical systems. The excess of electrical current is then stored into Flywheel Energy Storages. Thin films photovoltaic have a dye, a solar cell based on a chlorophyll molecule, that absorbs light and transforms it into electricity, in a process called artificial photosynthesis.
With an estimated 30,000 five stars front beach hotels and island resorts around the world, this £80 million solar powered project has good chances to become a reality.