Whitbread, Premier Innís parent company, is to
become more sustainable by using the sunís energy to help power a
number of its hotels and restaurants.
The initiative is part of Whitbreadís strategy
of achieving a 26% reduction in its carbon emissions by 2020.
Ten Premier Inn hotels across southern England
have been fitted with solar photovoltaic panels that are expected
to generate over 84 kilowatts (per year) of electricity and save
more than 42 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year.
Chris George, Head of Energy and Environment at
Whitbread Hotels and Restaurants, said, ďAs a leading hospitality
business, we have an extensive estate of restaurants and hotels
where we can employ innovative carbon saving technologies to drive down our carbon emissions and reduce our energy and carbon bills.
Solar photovoltaic panels have performed well at our latest sustainable hotel at Camborne in Cornwall. Rolling out the
technology across other selected properties will boost our environmental performance even further and takes us a step closer
towards achieving our carbon reduction targets.Ē
has commissioned energy efficiency supplier Anesco to install the
solar photovoltaic panels. The energy generated will be supplied
back to the ten hotels and restaurants to lower their energy
consumption, or made available to the national grid when energy
demand from the hotels is low.
The ten Premier Inn hotels
with new solar photovoltaic panels installed include Liskeard,
Fraddon (near Newquay), St Austell, Helston, Truro, Tring, Bodmin,
Barnstable and Lockyers Quay and Sutton Harbour in Plymouth.
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