Taking a step towards a greener future, The Oberoi, Gurgaon and Trident, Gurgaon have introduced solar power to fulfill the electricity needs of both hotels. A captive power plant in Balasar, Haryana will generate 7.5 MW of electricity to meet the energy demands of both the hotels.
The solar power plant has been equipped with Polycrystalline technology and is spread over 25 acres. With 27,000 solar panels installed, the plant’s performance ratio is determined to be 76.50 per cent. The Oberoi and the Trident in Gurgaon aim at reducing CO2 emissions by 12,344 tons per year.
Talking about the initiative, Abhishek Panshikar, GM, The Oberoi, Gurgaon, said, “We are proud that our Gurgaon hotels are now operating on 100 per cent solar power. This is our small way of giving back to mother nature and providing our guests a sustainable luxury experience.”
Amit Khare, GM, Trident, Gurgaon added, “Surveys have shown that guests prefer to stay in environment friendly accommodations. This is equally an important priority for us. With this in mind, our guests will be pleased to know that they are now staying in a hotel that is fully powered by solar energy.”
Adopting renewal energy like solar power will help resolve many environmental challenges like reducing global warming and CO2 emission and also helping drive greater socio-economic benefits by creating local employment opportunities, read a statement issued by the hotel company.