Marina chain invests €1.7m in solar panels across network
Global marina chain D-Marin is installing a €1.7m solar panel network across its facilities, starting with five marinas in Turkey and Croatia.
Greece-based D-Marin, which operates 20 marinas in Greece, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Montenegro, Croatia, Italy and Spain, says it is rolling out solar panels to increase its current investment in renewable sources with the aim of becoming energy self-sufficient.
The first phase of solar panels is already installed at Borik, Mandalina and Dalmacija marinas in Croatia, and works are ongoing at two of D-Marin’s Turkish marinas, Didim and Turgutreis. Combined, the solar panels are capable of producing 4.9GWh of energy per year. This is enough to power 1,345 households annually, and equates to 71 per cent of the energy used by D-Marin across the five marinas.
“This investment in solar power represents a notable milestone in our journey to constantly reduce our carbon footprint, marking the next step in our commitment to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) pathway,” says Areti Priovolou, health, safety, and environmental officer at D-Marin.
“We know that solar power stations will lead to a significant reduction in the amount of energy needed from non-renewable sources. This, in turn, will help us protect the stunning yachting destinations we call home while maintaining a premium marina service. We will be installing solar panels across all 20 D-Marin marinas as we work towards creating a self-sufficient marina network.”
Earlier this year, D-Marin unveiled its new ‘smart pedestal,’ giving customers full control over their energy supply via an online platform.
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