Updated: Apr 6
Vietnam’s most ambitious hotel solar power project is all set to take shape. The popular beachfront resort Alma is implementing the hotel solar power project.
According to Alma, it will be installing 5634 solar panels this year alone totalling 12,500 square metres. The panels will be installed on the roofs of pavilions, towers and utility buildings among others.
The hotel informed that with a capacity of 2480 kilowatts peak, the solar system will power between a quarter to almost half of Alma’s energy needs.
A local report mentioned, "It's estimated the system will save the resort up to USD 16.85 million (VND 390.85 billion) in electricity bills over the next 25 years."
The solar project is expected to reduce the hotel's carbon dioxide emissions by up to 72,670 tonnes over a 25-year period.
Alma’s managing director Herbert Laubichler-Pichler was quoted in a report stating that believes Alma will soon be incumbent for five-star resorts across the country to introduce solar power systems to lessen their carbon footprints.
“With the weather we have in Cam Ranh, it makes total sense for us to take advantage of an abundance of sunlight and embrace a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly alternative to electricity,” Laubichler-Pichler was quoted, who added that the company aims to set a positive example for the rest of Vietnam’s luxury hospitality industry.
The hotel informed that C. Melchers (Vietnam), Aschoff Solar Ltd. and a German financial Institution are engineering, implementing and financing the solar rooftop modules.
In the first year of operation, the resort’s solar project will generate 3.83 million kilowatt hours of energy.