Use of solar energy as cheap energy option available for hotels may not be new idea, especially we green technologies have emerged and entered in our lives completely. However, a luxury floating hotel conception that would use low cost, dye sensitized solar cells will certainly bringexcites and novelty among the people, especially resorts lovers. In combination with our second example, an Italian industrial designer Michele Puzzolante has brought his concept of floating masterpiece with exclusive self-sustaining capacity in terms of power.
Being a solar power resort, the hotel would be envisaged as a fusion of both being underwater platform and a cruise ship. With its capacity of six ‘resident’ passengers, the craft will travel around the world along various paradisiacal coasts. This navigating pleasure will be notched up to yet another level with a special arrangement that would allow its passengers to experience wild marine life forms. Solar energy for resorts is one of the cheap available, and also when great energy demands have affected the economies of world. Resorts should go green, was the slogan provided by many hoteling associations
Based on its core design considerations, this innovative Solar Floating Resort will have a 20m (66ft) long deck with a myriad of spatial denominations. The long 110 square meters (1184 squares feet) interior space will include two double and two single bedrooms with their private bathrooms, a kitchen, a dining room, lounge area and bridge. Finally, the ‘piece the resistance’ of the whole structure will consist of an observation pod built into the hull of the craft. As we mentioned before, this underwater platform can be used for exhilarating views into the deep mysteries of the unfathomable ocean.
Hotel will be more eco-friendly as powered with solar energy and design based on green environment. Now, beyond all the poetic deliberations, the designer has unfortunately revealed very few technical specifications of the luxury craft. However, there are some structural considerations that relate to the aforementioned energy autonomy of the whole system. For example, the Solar Floating Resort will be constructed from dual layers of fiberglass reinforced balsa wood, 15mm (0.6 inches) in thickness. These layers will have a vacuum zone of 30cm (11.8 inches) width between them for enhanced insulation (which would lower energy loss).