Solarium will build a rooftop solar array at Palaleria in Pala.
Photo: Supplied News.co.au The hotel is scheduled to open in May 2019.
It’s been a long journey for Solarium, which started as a small company in 2010 and became a leading global energy-storage company by 2020.
The company says it’s the first in the world to build a solar array on a hotel.
It says the building of the solarium will enable guests to stay in a hotel for up to five years without charging their devices.
The hotel’s first building will be the Pala Solarium Hotel and Spa, a 100,000-square-metre building that will be open to guests of all ages.
Solarium said the project will create up to 200 jobs and be a catalyst for other developers to consider such projects.
Palaleria will be Solarium’s third hotel in South Australia.
The company was founded by Peter and Annika Galeria, who bought the Melbourne property in 2009 for $1.8 million.
Its first project was the Palalates Hotel and Casino in Sydney, which opened in 2014.
The firm says it is the world’s largest provider of energy-efficient building materials and has built some of the worlds largest and most advanced rooftop solar projects.
In addition to its Solarium properties, Solarium also has two other hotels in Sydney.