Sandals Montego Bay Unveils Solar-Powered Eco-Village

Sandals Resorts International has partnered with Panasonic Corporation to unveil Jamaica’s first-ever eco-village resort.

The flagship Sandals Montego Bay is now the island’s first resort to utilize Panasonic’s energy saving technology to fully operate its accommodations at Cottage 5, as well as harnessing and storing energy to power parts of the resort’s operation.

The new “eco-village” will generate solar energy through the use of Sanyo HIT solar panels that enable the room to be fully powered by solar energy. The panels not only provide enough solar power to operate all electronic components inside the suites, but are also connected to the resort’s electrical grid, allowing any extra energy produced to be utilized towards the resort’s other facilities.

The eco-village also features Panasonic’s latest technology, such as inverter air conditioners that use up to 60 percent less energy, LED lights, automatic system control and more. The project is being introduced at a time when many island resorts are facing an energy crisis.

Systems powered by solar energy incur minimal mechanical wear and tear, will last for many years and are ideal for the hotel industry.

Sandals Resorts will work closely with its partners ATL and Panasonic to equip other accommodations at Sandals Montego Bay and its sister properties with similar features.

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