Thanks to the ERDF Community Funds, our goal is now a reality
In February 2022 we announced that we had obtained authorisation from the Balearic Government's Department of Energy Transition, Productive Sectors and Democratic Memory to begin construction of our Royal Son Bou photovoltaic park.
Today we are very happy to be able to inform you that, thanks to the support received from the ERDF Community Funds, our project has become a reality and is now up and running.
This installation is planned for the upper area of Son Bou, right next to the wastewater treatment plant. The hotel has rented land classified as rustic to install the solar panels for a power of 1.188 MWp. The proposed photovoltaic solar plant is planned with 2,424 modules of 490 Wp.
In total, the investment will be around 1.1 million euros. This will mean that we will go from emitting 1,321.95 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere in 2017 to 0 in 2023.
What are the ERDF Community Funds?
ERDF stands for European Regional Development Fund.
It is a package of financial aid from the European Union so that establishments such as ours can invest in sustainable installations, taking advantage of wind or photovoltaic technologies.
These facilities involve significant economic investments (in our case, over one million euros) and that is why we wanted to take advantage of the boost that the FEDER Community Funds together with the IDAE (Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving) are giving to companies that are committed to a change in their energy model.
With this installation we are making a strong contribution to reducing the environmental impact of our activity. Did you know that the World Tourism Organisation has calculated that the tourism sector is responsible for up to 8% of total global CO2 emissions?
From now on, we will consume clean energy from the sun through the 2,424 panels that the ERDF financial aid has allowed us to install.
This is an important milestone and the achievement of the goal we set in 2017 to become a zero CO2 hotel.
We believe it is the best gift we can offer to future generations, the children who enjoy their holidays now and every summer with us.