HOTEL QUINTA DE FLORES
Cars shaded with panels
This hotel in Fundau is getting 250 kWp of solar panels, primarily built on top of the parking space. This has the added benefit of shading the cars in summertime, leaving them nice and cool. Because let’s face it, as much as we love that Portuguese sun helping us make our planet more sustainable, it’s a major pain getting into a boiling hot car.
Quinta de Flores has previously replaced a lot of its lighting in order to lower their energy consumption, so adding solar was the next logical step for them.
LOCATION: Fundão, Portugal
CLEANTECH: Solar PV
MODEL: Production sold
ENERGY PRODUCED, year 1: 433 MWh (250 kW)
CO2 REDUCTION, year 1: 141 tonnes