Windsor/Aughtry Co., a residential and commercial real estate development and brokerage firm, has signed an agreement with FLS Energy to provide solar hot water technology for the new Courtyard by Marriott hotel at the intersection of Main and Broad streets in downtown Greenville, S.C.
This project marks the first Marriott property in the U.S. to boast a commercial-scale solar hot water system, according to the companies. The plan includes 60 solar panels that have been installed to heat 2,900 gallons of hot water a day for the hotel.
FLS Energy says the payback for the system is estimated at six years, when taking into account the energy savings, federal tax incentives, accelerated depreciation and potential renewable energy credits.
In addition to the solar hot water system, Windsor/Aughtry has installed infrastructure to allow for additional solar energy solutions in the future, if it becomes financially feasible.
SOURCE: Windsor/Aughtry Co.