Is Solar Smart for Vacation Rentals, VRBOs, and Airbnbs?

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As the Coachella Valley becomes a more and more popular place for vacationers to visit, many homeowners are transforming their places into perfect vacation rentals—using private rentals, Airbnb, and VRBO. In the past, visitors would visit our beautiful valley during the cooler fall and winter months, typically November through March. But, as local businesses and entrepreneurs continue planning and promoting events, we are witnessing a significant increase in vacationers year-round. That’s right—people are loving our valley even during the hot summer months!

So, let’s get down to the real question: Is it smart to convert to solar energy when running a vacation rental? The short answer: YES. Here’s why.

1. Visitors Don’t Shy Away from Adjusting the Thermostat

As we know, most vacationers come from cooler places, so while the Coachella Valley sun is brutal for us locals, it’s even more intense for those who aren’t native to our area. This means visitors are likely to crank the AC to remain comfortable while enjoying their vacation. While some vacation rentals charge a premium during summer months when the AC is more likely to be used 24/7, many visitors are bothered by these extra fees.

By going solar, your visitors can enjoy a comfortably cool home and know they won’t be paying any additional fees for their comfort.

2. Electric Vehicle Drivers Will Love You! (This Can Help Your Rental Stand Out)

As electric vehicles become more and more popular, the demand for electric vehicle charging stations increases as well. However, the problem is that most vacation rentals don’t have accommodations for these types of vehicles, leaving visitors with having to find nearby charging stations.

By switching your Airbnb, VRBO, or vacation rental home to solar and equipping your property with an electric vehicle charging station, your vacation rental will, without a doubt, stand out from the rest!

3. People Love Going Green!

Little by little, communities are coming together to bring awareness to green initiatives, and our Coachella Valley solar installation team couldn’t be prouder! As awareness increases, so does the responsibility of individuals—and we are seeing more and more people move toward a green-conscious way of living and thinking. In fact, according to an article released by Airbnb in 2019, bookings for environmentally-conscious spaces have increased by 50% (AirBnb).

When you switch your VRBO, Airbnb, or other vacation rental to solar, you open your doors (literally) to an entire new population of those seeking to do better for our planet. It’s a win-win!

Let Our Coachella Valley Solar Experts Put Your Vacation Rental on the Map

At Renova Energy, our solar experts are all about helping the Coachella Valley go green—and we are here to help any way we can! If you own a vacation rental, Airbnb, or VRBO property and have been thinking of making the switch to solar energy, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at Renova Energy. We can discuss your best options and start converting your property in no time.

Get in touch with Coachella Valley’s leading solar provider! We can’t wait to open new opportunities for you!

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