31 Jul '14, 2pm

Beating the Heat: Hotel Reduces Cooling Costs by 44 Percent with New Solar Carport

It’s hot in Bakersfield, California, especially during the summer months when temperatures regularly hit 110 degrees. But as The Hampton Inn & Suites Bakersfield North-Airport is discovering, the sun also has its advantages for reducing utility costs and increasing customer acquisition and satisfaction when the hotel goes solar. The attractively designed 102 kW solar carport installed by REC Solar, combined with energy efficiency measures, will not only offset up to 44% of the 94-room hotel’s electricity costs, but it will also provide much appreciated shade for arriving visitors and hours of sun protection for 29 parked cars. Bakersfield North Airport Hampton Inn’s Solar Carport—By the Numbers Solar System Size: 102kW DC Est. Annual Production: 157,080 kWh Utility Offset: 37%-44% (combined with energy efficiency measures) Projected Monthly Savings: $7,400-$8,800/month Sim...

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