Radisson PVT project in Cape Town

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Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore has installed 30 innovative PowerCollectors, a unique piece of technology which combines generation of thermal energy with the photovoltaic generation of electricity and produces one of the highest energy yields ever measured.

When compared with traditional solar panels, the PowerCollector produces both electricity and hot water output up to 70°C and delivers three times more energy on the same surface area.

The installation, located on the hotel’s rooftop, will be completed mid-March and is scheduled to be fully operational by the end of the month, producing an average of 1050kWh of energy per week for the hotel.

In addition to the renewable energy produced on the roof of the hotel, the installation also saves 79,000 litres of water per year by reducing energy used from the grid.

This is because every kWh of electricity bought from the South African power utility company Eskom uses 1,45 litres of water to produce.