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Motel 6 franchise property in California gets solar-powered boost

The Motel 6 franchise located in Anderson, Calif., has installed more than 350 photovoltaic (PV) solar panels that are expected to generate 100 percent of energy used by the property.

ANDERSON, CALIF. – G6 Hospitality, known for its iconic economy lodging brands, Motel 6 and c in the U.S. and Canada, announced another of its Motel 6 properties is now drawing power from the sun. The Motel 6 franchise located in Anderson, Calif., has installed more than 350 photovoltaic (PV) solar panels that are expected to generate 100 percent of energy used by the property.

“We are very proud to see our franchise partner’s committed to finding innovative ways to improve our environment,” says Dean Savas, EVP Franchise and International Development at G6 Hospitality. “This solar initiative aligns with our intention to embed sustainability into every part of the G6 Hospitality business operations.”

NC Lodging Inc. opened its first Motel 6 in 2010 and has been a valued member of the G6 Hospitality family for nearly 5 years. Currently, they have 2 properties in the network including: Motel 6 Fairfield (Calif.) and the Motel 6 in Anderson (Calif.) This Motel 6 in Anderson, Calif., is a partnership with Sam Patel who has been part of the Motel 6 family for nearly 4 years. With the help of Halcyon Solar Construction, the newly installed Hanwha Q-cell 255W solar panels directly convert the sunlight to electricity without any moving parts or environmental emissions during operation.

“We are elated to have this year-long installation project completed, increasing the energy efficiency at our Anderson property,” said Sam Patel, owner and operator of the Motel 6. “We know that sustainability is important to our guests and we are proud to be able to provide them a more eco-friendly environment during their stay.”

Motel 6 is committed to sustainability through several programs including recycling, energy and water conservation, and the renovation of its entire network in order to meet higher green standards. The all-new “Phoenix” room design incorporates environmentally-friendly features such fluorescent light bulbs in all rooms, low-flow shower heads, high efficiency toilets, and high efficiency heating and air-conditioning units.

Vicky Karantzavelou
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Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales.

She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.

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