Going Green-er

Manta Ray Bay Resort Solar Energy Project

IMG_5355Phase one of our solar power project is now complete and producing clean energy for the resort.

56 panels are now on-line and are capable of producing 13 kilowatts of power an hour.

There will be two more phases to the project and when finished, we will have something on the order of 224 panels capable of producing a little over 52kw/hour during periods of full sunlight.

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IMG_5467This solar project is just the latest in a long line of projects aimed at greening the Manta Ray Bay Resort.

We have had solar hot water since the day the hotel opened on March 1, 1990.

We later switched all of Yap Divers’ outboard motors from 2 stroke to 4 stroke engines thus saving fuel and no longer burning oil.

Next, we changed all the light bulbs in the resort to high efficiency mini fluorescent bulbs years before they were even available on the island.  We removed the 3rd sheets from each of the beds thus conserving water, soap and power for the laundry and we’ve connected our room air-conditioners to a panel at the front desk so that the staff can shut them down in unoccupied rooms.

All of the above, combined with our on-going hydroponics garden reinforce our goal of being as environmentally friendly and responsible as possible.

If you are interested in visiting Yap and staying with us, please let me help you.  Contact me at bill@mantaray.com and I will be happy to help you with flights, schedules and other travel advice.

billsig

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Jim Reilly
Jim Reilly
11:27 21 Mar 18
We stayed at the hotel and dove with Manta Ray divers in early December 2017. The hotel is very comfortable, well run and staffed with wonderful employees. During our visit my wife came down with an illness and the consideration and support from the hotel and dive staff could not have been better.read more
Sandy Stinson
Sandy Stinson
16:03 03 Mar 18
The staff couldn't be more friendly and accommodating. Food is good, (worth upgrading to include all meals). Diving is good too.read more
Alex Divinsky
Alex Divinsky
17:24 01 Jan 18
The best place to stay in Yap. The resort is really nice and clean, the scuba diving is great, and the docked ship that houses the bar, restaurant, and movie screen is very cool. I really enjoyed my stay here.read more
ASALI
ASALI
10:44 01 Jan 18
Offers one of the best accommodation service. It also has a uniquely designed restaurant.
Yi-Hsin Lin
Yi-Hsin Lin
00:53 21 Feb 17
The whole place centers around the scuba diving operation. Probably better to find somewhere else if you're not a diver. The dive operation was generally good, but a little too laid back - schedules weren't always clear, and sometimes would change without any notice. Sometimes it was hard to tell if this was really because of changing tides/weather or because of the island pace of life. Pizza is a surprisingly good option at the restaurant.read more
William Myers
William Myers
21:01 21 Jul 18
Great hotel. Have stayed twice.
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