UK's Premier Inn to Make Big Savings Through Solar

WHITBREAD, one of Britain’s largest hospitality companies has completed the installation of solar panels on the rooftops of 88 of its Premier Inn hotels across the UK.

This is the largest batch of solar installations Whitbread has ever undertaken and is expected to generate more than 1,326MWh of power annually, delivering average savings of 6,132 tonnes of CO2.

The installations will also supply around 10% of each Premier Inn hotel's total annual energy usage, resulting in a £280,000 saving in Whitbread's energy costs. Plus the installations also qualify for feed-in tariff subsidies, providing a bonus on top of the savings.

James Pitcher, Whitbread’s corporate social responsibility director, commented: “It will support us in meeting our 2020 target of reducing carbon by 15% relative to sales turnover, and we’ll continue to develop our energy management strategy in line with the growth of our business.” 

Picture of Premier Inn Crawley by The Voice of Hassocks, reproduced under CCL.

Monday 21st March 2016

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