Hotels are eager to reduce their energy bills as well as their carbon footprints and business guests increasingly demand hotels be more sustainable.
Many hotels have invested in technology to reduce their power consumption. Whether it’s a switch to LED lighting, more efficient kitchen and laundry equipment, key cards which deactivate power in the room or movement sensors in corridors, there’s a wide array of actions that will shrink a property’s carbon footprint. To some, the origin of energy is also important. A well-designed solar photovoltaic system can significantly lower energy bills with the side benefit of providing additional cooling for indoor and outdoor spaces. If designed as solar carport, it provides additional functions. Hotels, having its peak in the summer when there is also the highest insolation, have the best solar energy utilization and highest savings. And, where the projects in green energy & tourism are co-financed, the return of investment is even more attractive.
The Island Krk, one among thousand Croatian islands, continuously leads in environmentally friendly initiatives and support shown by local government. With only 20.000 inhabitants but huge number of tourists, the island, both in public and private sector, invests in green energy. One good example of Sunceco projects in hotel industry is Hotel Malin that built 100kW solar PV plant last summer and already stated significant savings. The system is on-grid, roof-mounted, consisted of 400 solar PV modules, Growatt inverters 4-20kW and 1MWh energy storage with with software management.