Improvements in battery storage help hotels address energy use issues

Improvements in battery storage help hotels address energy use issuesWhile Elon Musk and Tesla may have garnered the most column inches with the announcement of its new battery earlier this year, in the background there have been several other developments with implications for the hotel sector. Combined with improvements in data analytics, the technologies offer considerable savings for hotels seeking to address their climate change impacts and the risks of rising energy costs.

“These systems combine predictive software and safe, reliable batteries to proactively store and discharge energy for optimal economic impact,” writes Glenn Hasek in GreenBiz. “The systems can access energy reserves during times of peak electricity demand to avoid short-term usage spikes and the corresponding demand charges — all with no human intervention or impact to operations.”

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Jeremy Smithhttp://www.jmcsmith.com
Jeremy Smith is the editor and co-founder of Travindy. He is a writer and communications consultant working for a more responsible and sustainable tourism industry. He is the author of two books, writes a fortnightly blog on responsible tourism for World Travel Market, and provides consultancy to a wide range of companies and organisations, ranging from National Parks to individual hotels and tour operators.

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