Rosalie Bay Resort Features Dominica’s First Wind Turbine
|By Michael d'Estries in Energy, Green Building | December 8, 2010|
Resorts around the world continue to impress me with theirÂ commitmentÂ to sustainable practices — but Rosalie Bay Resort on the island of Dominica in theÂ CaribbeanÂ is truly a standout.
Five years in the making, the 22-acre getaway was built on principles of conservation and preservation, surrounded by an undisturbed natural setting of mountains, lush forests, and gardens. In addition to solar panels, the resort also features a Norwin Turbine 225 kW — which provides some 70% of the power used by the 28 beautiful rooms in nine cottages. With these renewables in place, Rosalie is effectively self-sustaining; an epic achievement that’s yet still rare in today’s world of “green resorts”.
“Nature should be preserved and shared,” said Dr. Ken Watson, general manager. “Rosalie Bay Resort was designed to be environmentally sustainable while showcasing one of the most beautiful natural settings in the Caribbean. Many resorts claim to be green, but we’ve made a legitimate commitment with the wind turbine being the centerpiece of our pledge.”
Don’t take my word for it, hit the official site to check out the beauty of Rosalie. Rates start at a very reasonable $185/night and include continental breakfast, coffee & tea.