From hydro energy to wind energy, there are renewable energy sources all around us, though it is sunlight, or solar energy, that is one of our planet’s most abundant and freely available energy resources. In fact, it is reported that ‘every hour the Sun beams more energy onto Earth than it needs to satisfy global energy needs for an entire year’ (National Geographic).
When compared to fossil fuels, renewable energy emits less CO2 than fossil fuels, making it the more sustainable option. At Redearth Boutique Hotel, we have decided to jump aboard the renewable energy bandwagon by transitioning to solar power. The end goal here is to lessen our carbon footprint on this beautiful planet we call home. Having recently installed a combined total of 684 Canadian Solar rooftop panels across Redearth Boutique Hotel, Isa Hotel and Liquor Warehouse, we now have the capacity to generate approximately 273 600 watts of solar electricity to contribute to powering our two hotels and adjoining retail bottle shops.
So how does solar energy work? A PV (photovoltaic) system, or solar power system, produces energy by using solar cells made of semiconductor materials to convert sunlight into electricity. 'Simply put, a solar panel works by allowing photons, or particles of light, to knock electrons free from atoms, generating a flow of electricity' (Live Science). Solar panels remove the harmful greenhouse gas emissions that are produced by other forms of electricity production, meaning they are an incredibly clean form of power.
Following Maraboon Tavern's switch to solar, Redearth Boutique Hotel and Isa Hotel quickly followed suit with their roll out of the renewable energy system. The implementation of solar power will continue to take place across the group over the coming months, contributing to Waymark Group’s vision of creating a greener future for Australia.
At Waymark Hotels, we work hard to enrich the vibrant regional communities that we call home. That is why all our solar panel installation projects were completed by local suppliers, helping us bring prosperity to the community.
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