Hospitality / Rooftop Solar
APC Solar proudly showcases the successful Baymont Inn solar installation in the heart of Branson, MO. This transformative project boasts a cutting-edge system comprising 270 solar panels, harnessing a robust system size of 99.90 kW. The hotel’s commitment to sustainability is further evident through the system’s estimated annual energy production of 118,340 kWh, significantly offsetting its reliance on conventional energy sources and contributing to a greener environment.
Baymont Inn’s forward-thinking approach to renewable energy is exemplified by the incentives leveraged for this investment. The utilization of the Federal Tax Credit allowed the hotel to benefit from substantial savings by deducting a percentage of the solar system’s cost from their federal taxes. Additionally, the implementation of the Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS) depreciation provided Baymont Inn with accelerated cost recovery, reducing their taxable income and optimizing financial gains. Furthermore, the hotel capitalized on a utility rebate that offered a cash incentive based on the system’s capacity and performance, further bolstering the project’s economic viability. With the support of the USDA REAP Grant, the Baymont Inn solar installation exemplifies a compelling return on investment (ROI) estimated at 3.7 years, ensuring long-term savings of $776,400 over a 25-year span. This stellar solar project sets a remarkable precedent for sustainable hospitality practices, inspiring other businesses to embrace renewable energy solutions and contribute to a cleaner, greener future.