Six Senses Ninh Van Bay is thrilled to introduce Ninh Van Greens, the first in-resort photo voltaic farm in Vietnam, named after the resort’s distinctive location and the thought of harnessing photo voltaic to energy the resort whereas rising crops for the eating places and spa. The Ninh Van Greens photo voltaic complicated has the assets to provide electrical energy, natural greens and fruits, and sizzling water.
Make hay whereas the sun shines
One of the important highlights of Ninh Van Greens is that the photo voltaic farm homes a 17,222 square-foot (1,600 square-meter) natural backyard referred to as Solar FreshCuts. Due to the ingenious placement of the photo voltaic panels, the land beneath them can be utilized to develop natural meals crops whereas vitality is being produced. The 800 particular person photo voltaic panels are organized in rows, tilted alongside a hill, and elevated above the floor by eight ft (2.5 meters). The set up permits the proper quantities of sunshine and shade to filter by way of to supply enough photosynthesis for vegetation to develop and subsequently allow simultaneous energy technology and agricultural manufacturing.
As of August 2022, Ninh Van Greens generated greater than 229.127 kWh of electrical energy and equipped 17 p.c of the resort’s vitality provide. As a results of the secondary agriculture use, a complete of 31 crops have been grown, offering 1,278 kilos (580 kilograms) of greens to feed visitors and hosts. Ninh Van Greens may even home 15 completely different sorts of fruit bushes, together with bananas, jackfruits, mangos, and pomegranates, masking 21,527 sq. ft (2,000 sq. meters) of the hill and producing 200 kilos (90 kilograms) of leaves and fruits for meals shows.
Visit the Alchemy Bar for a sensory expertise
Solar FreshCuts helps the Alchemy Bar shine brighter too. With views to the bay, the Alchemy Bar makes use of natural components picked from the photo voltaic backyard to create home made spa and sweetness merchandise. The therapeutic properties of a wide range of herbs, fruits, and spices are defined by expert therapists in interactive and eco-friendly workshops welcoming teams of as much as 15 visitors. Together they’ll develop private and really particular person blends for physique scrubs, pure hair shampoo, or hand sanitiser.
Eat With Six Senses: An entire journey from farm to desk
Following the Eat With Six Senses philosophy; meals shouldn’t be merely nourishment however an experiential journey. Guests are invited to order a desk and uncover how Six Senses Ninh Van Bay delivers a plant-based tremendous eating expertise proper subsequent to the photo voltaic farm.
The Farmhouse vacation spot eating house enjoys breathtaking surroundings in entrance of Alchemy Bar and may host 20 visitors at a time. It brings pure components, native and sustainable farming, and ‘less-is-more’ cooking practices to the desk to point out the entire journey of a plant from the seeding stage to when it’s introduced on a dish for diners.
“It is always deeply satisfying and rewarding when picking your own vegetables,” mentioned General Manager Benjamin Kreuz. “We invite guests to reconnect with nature and our planet with a walking tour of the eco-friendly farm led by the culinary team. They can learn about nutrients and the methods used to raise vegetables and fruits, then enjoy a mouth-watering ‘farm-to-table’ meal at The Farmhouse. Fresh ingredients are directly harvested at the Solar FreshCuts garden. To get the most out of every vegetable, the culinary team prepares food from each one of their stalks, leaves, stems, and skins. Serving one-of-a-kind combinations of these ingredients provide unique textures and flavours to each dish.”