Riverside Park Hotel Solar PV Project

Company Overview: Riverside Park Hotel Solar PV Project, Wexford

In this solar PV case study, we explore the successful implementation of a renewable energy solution at Riverside Park Hotel and Leisure Club, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Our team at MarVal Power worked in partnership with the hotel to revolutionise their energy consumption by installing a cutting-edge solar photovoltaic (PV) system. Discover how this sustainable initiative is transforming Riverside Park Hotel into an eco-friendly destination, while significantly reducing energy costs.

Riverside Park Hotel, is a contemporary 4 star prominent hospitality establishment in the picturesque town of Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. It was clear from the beginning that the team at Riverside understood the important role they have to play in terms of protecting the environment and reducing their carbon footprint.

As part of their sustainable energy strategy, they have embraced green technologies by deciding to invest in a solar PV system. Designed and installed by MarVal Power this is significantly reducing their environmental impact as well as their operational expenses.

Project Challenges

Addressing the Unique Project Constraints Associated with Riverside Park Hotel

Installing solar panels on the existing hotel building presented some unique challenges. We had to consider factors such as available roof space, architectural compatibility, and aesthetic integration with the hotel’s design. Our team meticulously addressed these constraints to provide a seamless and visually appealing solution.

Pitched and flat roof layouts Riverside Park Hotel Solar PV Project
Flat and Pitched Roof Layouts Riverside Park Hotel Solar PV Project

As well as this, the hotel also had two different roof layouts, one pitched and also a flat roof. This required two different types of mounting structures as part of the design features.

In addition, we wanted to ensure that there was minimal disruption to hotel guests when the PV system was switched over to their connection. Therefore, a shutdown was arranged at 3am in order to facilitate this.

Solar PV Solution

Tailored System Design for Riverside Park Hotel and Leisure Club

By conducting a comprehensive energy audit, we identified the optimal solar PV system design for Riverside Park Hotel.

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MarVal Power and Riverside Park Hotel Wexford Solar PV Project Video

Our tailored solution for Riverside Hotel included:

1. High-Performance Solar Panels.

We deployed advanced solar panels with exceptional energy conversion efficiency, maximizing electricity generation from the available rooftop area.

2. Customised Mounting Structures.

To ensure seamless integration, we designed and installed specially engineered mounting structures that complemented the hotel’s architecture while optimizing solar panel orientation for maximum sunlight exposure.

3. State-of-the-art Inverters.

Our installation included 612 Longi 415W solar panels and 2 x 110kW SMA cutting-edge Core 2 inverters that efficiently converts the DC energy produced by the solar panels into usable AC power, enhancing overall system performance.

4. Remote Monitoring System.

We implemented a sophisticated monitoring system that allows Riverside Park Hotel’s management to track energy production, identify potential issues, and optimize system performance remotely.

Implementation Phase

Seamless Installation Process for Riverside Hotel

Our team of experienced technicians and engineers executed the solar PV installation with precision and professionalism, with the project completed in six weeks. We worked closely with Riverside Park Hotel’s staff to minimize disruption to their operations, ensuring a seamless transition to renewable energy.

Benefits and Results

Riverside Park Hotel’s Green Solar PV Transformation

The solar PV system implementation at Riverside Park Hotel has produced a number of benefits. These include:

1. Substantial Cost savings.

The hotel experienced significant reductions in energy costs, allowing them to allocate funds towards enhancing guest experiences and other sustainability initiatives.

In summary,

  • The payback period is <3 years.
  • For Year 1, the total annual savings are €51,000.
  • With lifetime savings of €1,324,095.

2. Environmental Stewardship.

Through solar energy, Riverside Park Hotel has reduced its carbon footprint, mitigating environmental impact and demonstrating a commitment to sustainable practices.

The emissions saved is:

  • 80t or the equivalent of planting 1,077 trees.
  • Or 67,315kms, which is the same as 9 long haul flights or travelling from Wexford to Auckland four times.

3. Enhanced Brand Reputation.

The hotel’s eco-friendly transformation has generated positive publicity and positioned Riverside Park Hotel as a leading sustainable destination, attracting environmentally conscious guests.

4. Energy Independence and Resilience.

The solar PV system provides a reliable and independent source of electricity, safeguarding against potential power outages and fluctuations in the grid supply.

For example, the system is:

  • Generating one-fifth of the total energy that Riverside Park Hotel needs.
  • Furthermore, it is already allowing the hotel to run exclusively on solar PV for a period of time on different days.
  • Making electricity savings of 240MWh per annum.


Partnering for a Sustainable Hospitality Industry

The Riverside Park Hotel solar PV case study showcases our expertise in delivering tailored renewable energy solutions for the hospitality industry.

At MarVal Power, we are passionate about helping hotels and resorts achieve their sustainability goals while enhancing their financial performance.


We are excited to collaborate with MarVal Power and embark on this transformative journey towards sustainability. Our partnership will enable us to provide our guests with a unique experience, where they can enjoy luxurious hospitality while knowing that their stay is powered by renewable energy. This initiative reaffirms our intention to be environmental responsible and positions us as a leader in sustainable luxury.” 

Angela Devitt, Sales, Marketing and Revenue Manager of Riverside Park Hotel & Leisure Club.

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