Solar Panels Lights Up Grand Hyatt Jakarta

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Cita Arsita Farani

In line with the government's solar rooftop program and in collaboration with Plaza Indonesia Realty Tbk and Xurya, Grand Hyatt Jakarta becomes the first hotel in Indonesia to install solar photovoltaic panels. A total of 45 panels were fitted to the helipad, set to generate 589 GWh of electricity, offsetting 177,463.89 liters of gasoline off the road as well as reducing the carbon footprints by 438 ton of CO2 over 30 years. During daytime, the solar panels can power 20 guestrooms each day.

“Energy consumption in the hotel sector is high. The solar panels will therefore help reduce operational expenses, save annual electricity costs and promote sustainability. This is an important initial step towards generating clean, renewable solar energy and I am very proud that Grand Hyatt Jakarta is the first hotel in Indonesia that has acted on this commitment to environmental stewardship,” said Peter Stettler, General Manager of Grand Hyatt Jakarta and Area Vice-President of Indonesia.

In an effort to go green, Grand Hyatt Jakarta has also implemented energy efficiency measures such as switching to efficient light bulbs or LEDs, installed motion sensor lights, encouraging reuse of towels and recycling water, along with phasing out single-use plastic and replacing them to viable eco-friendly options.

For more information, visit jakarta.grand.hyatt.com