Solar energy and Eden Lodge
Equipment in technologies of renewable energies
The 1st solar energy powered hotel in the world.
Eden Lodge is the 1st (and always one of the only) entirely solar powered hotel in the world. Ironing service is the only one, to require a daily two hours use of power generator.
An Ademe pilot-project promoting the development of eco-tourism in Madagascar, Eden Lodge is equiped with the largest solar-panel system installed in Madagascar. This system provides the hotel with all of its energy needs with free 24/24 maximum comfort.
The hotel produces 100% of its electrical needs thanks to a solar powered generator, of a global power of 10kWc. A local solar power company was chosen to realize the installation of all the equipments. The technical requirements of conception and the quality of the implemented components makes it one of the most performant solar power generators in Madagascar and represents a 150.000 Euros investment.
The entire process of installation was accompanied by the Ademe, who financed the study of the project by a specialized consultant. This technicaly structured engineering approach was accompagnied by training, communication and follow-up.
All the equipment (especially refrigerating) was chosen for its low energy consumption. The lighting is entirely composed of LED and low consumption light bulbs.
Hot water production
Hot water is produced by monobloc (CESI) thermal sensors. Such equipment already installed in Madagascar is robust and sun exposure allows hot water production more than 300 days a year.