ANAHEIM, Calif. — Anaheim Marriott has installed a commercial rooftop solar system that now fuels the daily power needs of nearly one-third of the property’s 1,030 guestrooms, it was announced Jan. 27.
Positioned above the Platinum, Grand and Marquis Ballrooms, the new photovoltaic system features 1,805 solar modules. It is projected to produce 880,000 kilowatt hours of power per year, generating a reduction in annual hotel energy consumption equal to the elimination of a year’s greenhouse gas emissions from 131 passenger vehicles, or the CO2 emissions of 68,168 gallons of gasoline consumed.
“While this investment makes clear economic sense, the reduction of our carbon footprint is also extremely meaningful to our associates, our guests and the surrounding community,” said Alex Shotwell, director of sales and marketing. “We look forward to promoting further clean energy advances as we minimize the hotel’s impact on the environment.”
Anaheim Marriott implemented the solar power installation in partnership with SoCore Energy, a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Edison International. Marriott becomes the sole owner of the project, while SoCore provides operations and maintenance services for the facility.
Ideally situated within the Anaheim Campus, Anaheim Marriott adjoins the Anaheim Convention Center and is within walking distance of Disneyland Resort. The property features a fitness centre and a heated outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool. Dining offerings include nFuse Bar & Kitchen. On the meetings and event side, the hotel features 100,000 square feet of recently renovated function space. Designated a Disneyland Resort Good Neighbor Hotel, Anaheim Marriott is also a TripAdvisor Green Leader and a holder of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.