Pear Energy and Two Bunch Palms Resort Partner for Solar Installation

Two Bunch Palms Spa Resort Pear Energy, a clean energy provider for homes and businesses nationwide, and Two Bunch Palms Spa Resort (Desert Hot Springs, CA) have partnered to create the first carbon neutral wellness resort in North America. “Having the first carbon neutral resort in the U.S. will be a perfect complement to our city's world-famous natural, healing hot spring waters,” says Adam Sanchez Sr., Mayor of the City of Desert Hot Springs. Under the agreement, Pear will finance and construct a 550-kW solar photovoltaic (PV) installation for the resort to provide enough electricity to offset 99 percent of Two Bunch Palms’ power consumption. “With Pear Energy’s support, Two Bunch Palms is expanding the definition of wellness for our industry beyond the mind, body, and spirit connection to include a broader sustainable philosophy that recognizes the interplay between personal wellbeing and planetary health,” says Kevin M. Kelly, CEO of Two Bunch Palms. “In practical terms, this sustainable approach is good for business: our power purchase agreement with Pear will reduce our energy costs. This allows us to put those operational savings into future wellness programming to enhance our guest experience.” Two Bunch Palms’ sustainability efforts include initiatives dedicated to recycling, water reuse, energy efficiency, and the use of water-based cleaning products and natural materials. “Running a world-class resort and spa requires a lot of energy, and a serious commitment to sustainability is no easy feat,” says Robert Pollin, president of Pear Energy. “By tackling the financial roadblocks of adopting renewable energy, Pear can do its part to expand access to renewable energy for environmentally minded organizations. We commend the team at Two Bunch Palms for its commitment to both personal and planetary health.”

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