CORTE MADERA, CALIF.—Marin Suites Hotel, a 101-room all-suite boutique hotel located in the town of Corte Madera, just minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge, announced the completion of a three year project to install solar panels by Bay Area-based Clean Solar. A fixture in Corte Madera since the 1960s, the ownership of Marin Suites Hotel has made a long-term commitment to reducing its carbon footprint. The hotel’s new solar system produces almost 250,000 kilowatt hours annually, which is the equivalent of planting more than 80 acres of trees, taking 45 cars off the road, or off-setting 15 million miles driven by an average car. All the hotel’s systems are now powered by clean energy including the electricity, air-conditioning, heat, laundry, and swimming pool.
“Our entire team at Clean Solar was proud to work with Marin Suites Hotel to install a 163-kilowatt solar system with 453 solar panels. The location and environment at the hotel were ideal to maximize the output of the solar system,” said Randy Zechman, CEO and Founder, Clean Solar. “It always takes a concerted effort over a long period of time to complete large solar systems like this one on commercial buildings. Marin Suites Hotel was steadfast in their approach and willingness to work through challenges to achieve a solar system with a lifespan of over 25 years, that will have a return on investment in less than five years.”
Clean Solar has been installing solar systems for 15 years and is a trusted industry expert. The company has been recognized as a “Top 250 Solar Installer in the United States” by Solar Power World for seven years in a row and is on Inc. 5000’s list of the fastest growing companies in the country four years in a row. Clean Solar is also a certified “B” corporation, one of only 2,000 in the world.
In addition to installing a solar system, Marin Suites Hotel has also partnered with the Marin Water District to inform and educate guests on how they can use less water during their stay through reducing laundry and in room water usage. The program has had a positive impact on the hotel’s overall water usage since its inception.
“Protecting our environment and the beautiful community around us has never been more important. We are thrilled to complete the solar installation at Marin Suites Hotel, and we look forward to leading the way in Marin County for greener hospitality practices,” said Cindy Reinhart, General Manager, Marin Suites Hotel.