The picturesque and well organized city of Rethymnon with the strong hotel infrastructure, is an ideal tourist destination for visitors who want to spend relaxing holidays wandering through the narrow streets, enjoying the paths between the historical monuments and natural sites of the area or the beautiful sun at the long sandy beach.
In this city of Crete, a large hotel complex proceeded, in cooperation with ANDRIANOS company (a leading nationwide in the field of solar thermal), on the installation of solar thermal systems for hot water use.
At the beginning of summer installed, in both wings of the RETHYMNO MARE hotel , two Solar Systems of the top Austrian company TiSUN, for hot water use.
In the first wing with capacity of 118 rooms (260 beds), was held an installation with collectors at an area of 102 sq.m., 6000lt containers, with an oil alternative function, which accomplishes solar coverage of 94.5%. With the installation of the TiSUN solar system CO2 emissions into the environment reduced by 25.313kg per year, while the annual energy savings are estimated at 11.786 € and the total energy savings in 25 years are calculated at 247.420 €. The cost of the investment is 34.730 € and depreciation will accomplished in about 2.8 years.
In the second wing with capacity of 70 rooms (170 beds) took place an installation with collectors surface of 45.9 sq.m. and containers with capacity of 3000lt. There is alternately operation with oil, as in the first wing, The total solar coverage is about 93.5%. The reduction of CO2 emissions to the environment, which achieved in this wing, is 11.670kg per year, while the annual energy savings is estimated at 5.540 € and the total energy savings over 25 years time is around 104.400 €. The cost of the investment is 21.600 € and depreciation is calculated at 3.8 years.