Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club going solar
As part of its sustainability drive, Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club is set to install over 200sqm of solar panels at its main Kellett Island site in Causeway Bay.
RHKYC’s Kellett Island site in Causeway Bay
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club is set to embark on a renewable energy initiative by installing solar panels in four areas of its Kellett Island site .
In total, 92 pieces of solar panels covering about 204sqm (2,196sqft)
One of the Club’s sustainability missions is supporting the development of renewable energy to reduce carbon emissions and the idea of having solar panels at the Club was first raised in 2019. Since then, the Club has held many discussions and technical analyses carried out around solar panel technology and the selection of possible locations.
Following discussions on the Projects & Facilities, Kellett Island and Sustainability Sub-Committees, tender processes were conducted in 2021 and the Club appointed a contractor in February this year.
However, the project is still to be approved by the Feed-in Tariff scheme,
Under the scheme, parties who install solar photovoltaic (PV) or wind systems at their premises can sell the renewable energy they generate to the power companies at a rate higher than the normal electricity tariff rate.
Organised by the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, this year’s Sun Hung Kai & Co. Around The Island Race featured 228 boats, with Ambush first to complete the 26nm race.