Solar panels to power our energy
At the Fernie Fox Hotel, we’ve taken sustainability pretty seriously over the years, with it at the forefront of every decision we make. Our environmentally conscious and community-centric choices, led and managed by our loyal team of hospitality professionals, is at the core of our work for positive change. When owners Marina and Jeremiah Pauw bought the hotel in 2008, they began investing in green initiatives for the overall running and management of the hotel and haven’t looked back.
You may be familiar with the lack of single-use plastics, the new installation of electric vehicle chargers and our push to shop local, but did you know we’re in the process of installing solar panels that will provide a huge portion of our hotel’s electricity. This investment is all a part of our promise and goal to become BC’s most sustainable hotel. As one of the first hotels in BC to invest in solar energy, we are well on our way to achieving this.
The 52kw installation, by renewable energy solutions leader Dandelion Renewables, is set to be one of the largest solar panel structures on a commercial building in BC.
“It’s exciting that we’ve forecasted around a 33% offset of the total annual power consumption for the Fox. With the price of power almost certainly increasing moving forward, this will only provide better value in the future,” said Mikhail Ivanchikov, President of Dandelion Renewables.
Dandelion Renewables is an energy conservation, solar and wind power provider based in Edmonton, Alberta. This project is among the largest the company has worked on, alongside several large Albertan municipal ground-mount projects.