Sunshine power for hotel

2016-09-13 06:00

The Vineyard Hotel in Claremont is in the process of making sunshine provide power for the facility.

The 207-room luxury hotel has been chosen for the installation of 60 solar PowerCollectors.

The demonstration project, subsidised by the Dutch government, will see the 90kWp hybrid photo-voltaic-thermal system providing 75kW peak thermal and 15kW peak electric output.

“The Vineyard Hotel and sister properties, Townhouse and Oude Werf, are committed to continuously improving the levels of our energy efficiency, especially where energy can be sourced from renewable sources,” says CEO Lex Petousis.

The hotel group’ target is to increase their storage and conversion of solar energy, for example for thermal energy for heating water.

“We are very proud that the Dutch government recognised our commitment to sustainable practices and chose to subsidise the installation. We hope that the success of the project will encourage other hotels to follow suit,” says Petousis.

Advanced measurement tools will be installed to measure the total output of the system as well as the carbon savings.

Readings will start as soon as the installation is completed in mid-October.

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