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Red Sea ready to power hotels on renewable energy

Saudi Press Agency
The developer has completed the installation of 750,000 solar panels and five solar stations in the first phase of Red Sea project

Saudi developer Red Sea Global has completed the installation of 750,000 solar panels and five solar stations to supply renewable energy for the first phase of the Red Sea mega-project.

The first phase will house 16 hotels, retail, and entertainment venues, state-run Saudi Press Agency reported.

Red Sea Global CEO John Pagano said that the installation of electroluminescent panels at the five solar stations has been completed.

“The complete independence of the mega-venture from the national grid makes it not only the largest but also the first of its kind in the world,” he added.

One of the solar stations is located near the Six Senses Southern Dunes, the Red Sea Resort and Spa, the first solar-powered resort and hotel.

Two solar stations are near Desert Rock mountain resort and Sheybarah Resort on Sheybarah Island. Two other solar stations of bigger capacity will power the remaining resorts and 15 beach villas in the Turtle Bay Village.

Additionally, Red Sea Global is implementing the world’s largest battery storage facility with a capacity of 1,200mwh, which will enable the mega tourism project to achieve 100 percent grid independence.

All vehicles transporting visitors to the project will be fully powered by solar energy, starting with arrival at the Red Sea International Airport and continuing through to moving within the sites and between the nearby islands.