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There's a reason people flock to the Caribbean in just about every month of the year: sandy beaches, rum cocktails, a relaxed vibe (not unconnected to the previous point) and reliable sunshine. The sun is arguably one of the region's most untapped resources and potentially holds the key to both future prosperity and, the word on everyone's lips recently, sustainability.
On an island like Neckerwhich has fast broadband and all the trappings of modern life, it's easy to forget just how its location does present some logistical challenges, not least of which is energy.
Necker is currently taking part in one of the pilot programmes in the Ten Island Challenge initiative which seeks to allow 10 islands from around the world to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels by making use of green energy.
On Necker Island the first step along this path was the introduction of a strip of solar panels between the Great Houseand the main beach area. Since the panels were connected to our power grid they are able to provide up to 20% of the total island usage, reducing our reliance on imported fuel for our generators.
Although the panels are designed to cope with the Caribbean climate and sea air, there are still plenty of challenges, not least of which is keeping the panels free of dust and animal debris. There are a number of other proposals on the drawing board to further reduce the island's fuel consumption and we'll be sure to keep you up to date.
Find out more about sustainability and Necker Island.
Eve Branson Foundation update - June 2020
15th June 2020
Virtual Berber bread making class
20th May 2020
Kasabah Tamadot: The red gold
28th August 2019
Kasbah Tamadot: Meet our master tea-maker Mohammed
1st August 2019
Kasbah Tamadot: The valleys and villages of the Atlas Mountains
16th July 2019
Kasbah Tamadot: We're number one
Kasbah Tamadot: Sweet treats in the gardens
8th July 2019
Kasbah Tamadot: Summer in Morocco's Atlas Mountains
24th May 2019
Guest blogger: A boutique stay in the Atlas Mountains
30th April 2019
Head Chef Yassine Khalal attends the Embassy Chef Challenge 2019
2nd April 2019