CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa is Soaking Up the Sun Luxury Anguilla resort is set to unveil new eco-friendly solar field

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By anguillian May 23, 2014 10:18

 

 

IMG-20140516-02684 First Combiner Box IMG-20140516-02690 IMG-20140516-02691Rendezvous Bay, Anguilla – May 2014 – Anguilla’s prestigious 5-star CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa has just unveiled its latest impressive project, a solar field spanning four acres and containing 3,500 Canadian Solar 300W PV panels. The field now basks under the azure Anguilla skies and can generate approximately 1.5 million kWh annually while avoiding 1.2 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions.

Located adjacent to the resort’s reverse osmosis plant, the primary use of this solar array is to support the plant’s daily capacity of 1.25 million gallons of fresh water, which supplies all aspects of CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa including its hydroponic and organic farms, residential estate, irrigation systems for both landscaping and the 285-acre Greg Norman Signature Golf Course, Club House and new boutique hotel offering, the Reef by CuisinArt.
The solar project was designed and installed by GE Inovateus from South Bend, Indiana, implemented by local renewable energy experts, Switchlogix and supported by property construction managers, Universal Construction.

The solar field is the first in a series of innovative measures to be implemented at CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa. Designed to redefine energy use and conservation in the hospitality industry, while simultaneously exceeding expectations for service and luxury, this new addition reinforces CuisinArt’s dedication to providing a truly eco-friendly environment.

Anguilla’s Chief Minister, Honorable Hubert Hughes, spearheaded the visionary solar initiative, which serves not only as a commitment to safe, clean and renewable energy, but also to safeguarding Anguillan jobs for the future and the island’s tourism industry.

CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa currently employs 400 staff members dedicated to its legendary hospitality standards, plus 100 additional workers who are facilitating the construction of The Reef by CuisinArt for a total of 500 employees. The new boutique hotel product will consist of 80 rooms, bringing room inventory to a total of 180.

‘CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa, a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, is a five-star beachfront resort on the unspoiled Caribbean island of Anguilla. Recipient of several prestigious Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Travel Awards, the distinction as a Great Golf Resort of the World and selected to host its 2016 annual meeting, following Pebble Beach, CA; Gleneagles, Scotland and Sea Pines, SC. CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa offers luxurious beachfront accommodations and private luxury villas along Rendezvous Bay. The resort’s whitewashed architecture, inspired by the Greek island of Mykonos, creates a visually stunning contrast against sparkling turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Featuring an 18-hole Greg Norman designed golf course, the expansive Venus Spa, world-class culinary offerings including an exclusive chef’s table and the world’s first resort-based hydroponic farm, CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa provides an unrivaled luxury Caribbean experience.

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By anguillian May 23, 2014 10:18
  • islandpride

    Why has the GOA allowed CuisinArt to develop this solar generation? It is, in my opinion an act of stupidity because now we will not be benifiting from the pwoer consumption that the resort would normally use. Where is the revenue and benifit to Anguillians or Anguilla. I think that the Gov’t has been hoodwinked inot believing that it is to support the resort’s facilities but all it is, is a guise to not utilize the power grid. A self sufficient hotel resort that does not rely on the Anguillian utilities is a bad thing for Anguilla.

    • Matt Clarke

      You are a complete idiot. The planet is choking from carbon emissions. I have never heard such a selfish, short-sighted commentary. What they are doing is noble and should be commended. Grow up!

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