OUR solar powered resort transformation

We’re excited to share the news of Selva Terra’s eco-conscious evolution in becoming a solar powered resort! 🌍 This year, we’ve embarked on a journey toward a greener future by harnessing the power of the sun to fuel our paradise getaway.

Join us in celebrating this groundbreaking transformation as we redefine luxury and responsibility. Welcome to the new era of solar-powered serenity!



There are several reasons why we chose to invest in becoming a solar powered resort. Here are the main ones:

Lower Carbon Footprint

Solar power generates electricity without emitting greenhouse gases, reducing our carbon impact significantly, by harnessing the sunlight and conserving finite fossil fuel resources.  

Energy Cost Savings

By reducing our dependence on grid electricity we can enjoy substantial energy cost savings over time, paying off the initial investment in just a few years. Solar energy costs are also relatively stable, which protects us from volatile energy price fluctuations. 

Furthermore, the system requires minimal maintenance versus traditional power generators and most panels have a long lifespan. This means we can enjoy years of a stable and reliable energy source.

Energy Independence

Operating a resort on an island makes energy independence even more valuable. Our installation of the solar energy system reduces our vulnerability to grid outages or disruptions.


Selva Terra’s solar system comprises of 90 solar panels, 3 inverters and 26 lithium-ion batteries, which can supply up to 30kW/hr to the resort. During the day, the system supplies energy and stores any excess energy in lithium ion batteries. The excess energy saved in the batteries are then used to power the resort throughout the night.


Here we break down the process of how a solar energy system works:

Solar panels are made up of many individual photovoltaic cells, which are typically made from silicon. These cells have two layers which create an electric field: a positive and a negative layer.

When sunlight hits the surface of the panels, it excites the electrons in the cells, causing them to become energized. During this process, the electrons break free from their atoms in the silicon material. As the electrons move around in the cell, the electric field causes them to flow in a specific direction which creates an electric current. 

However, the current produced by solar panels is direct current (which is not directly usable in most household appliances and the power grid).

In order to make this energy usable, an inverter is needed to convert the DC electricity into alternating current (AC). AC is the type of electricity used in homes and businesses.

If the solar panels generate more electricity than needed, the excess electricity can be sent back to the grid and stored in lithium-ion batteries. This is a process known as net metering. It allows you to store the excess electricity, which can be used when your panels are not producing enough energy, such as at night.


upcoming PROJECTS


Our commitment to the environment goes beyond energy production. We’re surrounded by lush landscapes and stunning natural beauty, and we intend to preserve it. Our latest preservation project is to produce as much as we can on the island, limiting our need to import from the mainland. Stay tuned for more on our efforts of how we redefine luxury and responsibility.