First Tesla battery in Cancun already supplies energy to a 200-room hotel

All the installed equipment represents an investment of 3.5 million dollars, according to SolarFuel representatives.

Hotel Golden Parnassus Cancún. Foto EE: Cortesía.

Cancun, QRoo.- The SolarFuel firm installed the first Tesla battery in the hotel zone of Cancun that allows storing solar energy to power the operation of the 200-room Golden Parnassus hotel during the hours of greatest electricity demand.

The battery imported from the United States depends on the energy supply provided by solar panels installed on the hotel’s roofs and allows up to 35% savings in the hotel’s monthly billing before the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), detailed Andrés Muñoz, Southeast commercial manager of SolarFuel.

The company, with capital from Monterrey, assures that in Quintana Roo the hotel industry is eager for options to generate green energy so as not to depend on the CFE supply, which is why they are in talks with important chains to install this type of energy solution in thousands of bedrooms.

“We currently have negotiations that represent potential sales for approximately 500 million dollars, and cover some 30,000 rooms that we can land here in Quintana Roo, from Costa Mujeres and Cancún to Rivera Maya,” said the representative of the Monterrey firm.

The Tesla battery is programmed to come into operation between 6 and 10 p.m., a period that is called high demand and doubles the rate per watt, which increases the monthly billing for energy consumption by up to 35%. lodging center pays to the CFE.

The scheme installed in Cancún involves three types of installations: the battery, water heaters and solar panels installed on the roofs of the property that generate 330 kilowatts per hour.

The entire team represents an investment of 3.5 million dollars, according to SolarFuel representatives, but the business scheme they are proposing to the hotel industry in the Mexican Caribbean is zero investment for the lodging center, in exchange for Solarfuels keeping the 35% savings that this solution represents in the monthly billing to the CFE.

The plan is for a period of 25 years, after which the hotel becomes the owner of the installed equipment and extends a maintenance plan to SolarFuel.