The solar array system that is to be installed at the Westin St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands
will not only help Starwood reduce its electricity costs, it also will lock in predictable energy costs at an affordable level for years to come and reduce the company’s carbon footprint reports NRG Solar. In addition, the sun-powered energy will reduce local air emissions and the impact of shipping on the fragile Caribbean ecosystem by directly reducing demand for diesel fuel imports.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts will install nearly 3 megawatts of solar power in partnership with NRG in an industry-leading alliance to develop solar power at hotel properties. The first phase includes the installation of a 1.3 megawatt (MW) solar array at the Westin St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
In many parts of the world, including in the United States, solar power, generated locally, is well on its way to becoming the most cost-effective, environmentally beneficial and aesthetically pleasing energy option for any customer-facing business.
Starwood, and Westin St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands with its commitments to sustainability best practices, is an acknowledged leader in this regard in the global tourism and hospitality industry. –David Crane, NRG President and Chief Executive Officer.
Not only will Starwood reduce its electricity costs, it also will lock in predictable energy costs at an affordable level for years to come and reduce the company’s carbon footprint and local air emissions. The customized solar solutions designed by NRG in consultation with Starwood will seamlessly integrate with the aesthetic of each location while enhancing the guest experience.
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