Emu Hotel, SA - 99kW
Hospitality industry reaps solar rewards
It’s no surprise that Independent Pub Group (IPG), who run the Emu Hotel along with ten other hotels in South Australia, began looking into renewable energy in 2017. The significant reduction in overheads made possible by solar power amounts to a definite advantage in the highly competitive food and beverage industry.
All around Australia, hospitality businesses like the historic Emu Hotel are catching on to the benefits of solar power.
In early 2017, GEM Energy began consulting Independent Pub Group (IPG), who run eleven hotels including the Emu Hotel along with several retail outlets in South Australia. We installed the 99kW solar power system at Emu Hotel in March and April 2018.
Solar is set to slash the hotel’s electricity bills by 23% or just over $30 000 p.a., with the system paying for itself within less than four years. The solar utilisation at Emu Hotel is excellent, with 96% of solar energy production used directly by the business and just 4% exported to the grid.
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