Hotels save costs and the environment

Hotel Primavera Park, Benidorm Credit: Hotel Primavera Park, Facebook

One in four hotels in Spain relies on renewable energy; it is now a rising tendency across Costa Blanca; saving both the costs and the environment.

Hotel owners found that using thermal solar panels to heat water and photovoltaics to attain solar radiation greatly reduces expenses. 

The head of Hosbec (Hotel and Business Association), Nuria Montes disclosed: “With solar panels, the annual cost of energy is reduced by 34 per cent and CO2 emissions by 57 per cent.” 

With such impressive results, more establishments are planning a future installation and Generalitat Valenciana recently approved the Next Generation Funds as it is often costly to the hotel owners. 

Moreover, many face the struggle of not having enough space for the renovations. Some, like The Primavera Park Hotel in Benidorm, have fortunately found it on the top floor: “We opted for renewable energy to be able to afford what is needed for the facilities,” said the Hotel owner to the Press.

However, as Montes noted: “We must rely on traditional electrical energy. You have to cover what you can´t reach, for example at night when there is no sun.”

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Anna Akopyan

Originally from Moscow, with Russian and Armenian origins, Anna has lived in Costa Blanca for over ten years. She is passionate about singing, acting and traveling.