Kiwapower, Ixtapan de la Sal Marriott Hotel & Spa (“Marriott Ixtapan”) and Courtyard by Marriott Queretaro (“Marriott Queretaro”) are pleased to announce the successful start of operations of two solar photovoltaic systems with capacities of 467 kW and a 120 kW, located on the rooftops of the two hotels, located in Estado de México and Querétaro, México. The solar systems are composed of about 790 and 203 solar modules respectively.
Marriott Ixtapan and Marriott Queretaro entered into Solar Energy Supply Agreements under which Kiwapower provides solar-energy-as-a-service to Marriott Ixtapan’s and Marriott Queretaro’s facilities. Kiwapower as the owner of the solar systems, is responsible for its installation, monitoring, management, and maintenance.
Kiwapower empowers Commercial & Industrial businesses in Mexico to achieve their energy transition goals by offering solar energy solutions that require no investment and that are simple and worry-free.
Alejandra Martinez, representing ownership of the hotels, said “We are thrilled to be in partnership with Kiwapower, who brings great knowledge and expertise. Together we are taking our hotels in the correct direction, one where respect of nature and our common home is a business priority”.
The photovoltaic systems are together expected to generate approximately 873 MWh annually, enough to supply the needs of 563 Mexican families, and avoid more than 383 tons of CO2 emissions, supplying about 75% and 26% of Marriott Ixtapan and Marriott Queretaro facilities’ total power consumption.
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Kiwapower SAPI de CV is an independent power producer, specialized in on-site, solar photovoltaic, energy-as-a-service systems, serving commercial and industrial clients in Mexico. The company is a subsidiary of Marubeni Corporation, a major Japanese integrated trading and investment business conglomerate.