Solar-powered cooling to be used for permanent ice hotel

Icehotel 365 is under construction in Sweden and is to be kept in freezing temps by solar energy

Solar-powered cooling is the technology of choice for the new permanent ice hotel which is currently under construction in the north of Sweden.

The Icehotel 365 is due to open in Jukkasjärvi, 120 miles north of the Arctic Circle, in November this year.

Solar cell technology to power Icehotel 365

A Icehotel 365 image of the hotel plans

The creator of Icehotel 365 is not unfamiliar with running a cool hotel; every year between December and April he manages the temporary Icehotel in Sweden, which is built up again every year after melting in the summer months.

However, founder, Yngve Bergqvist, now wants something a little more permanent. The Icehotel 365 will do exactly what it says on the tin; it will be open 365 days of the year, even in the soaring Scandinavian summer sun.

The new permanent site will stretch across 2,100m² of land in the beautiful northern Swedish landscape. Visitors will enjoy a unique experience, including drinking at the hotel’s ice bar, browsing the 11 specially designed and sculpted ice art suites and sleeping in ice beds in one of the facility’s 9 luxury suites.

The spectacular Icehotel 365 building will be maintained at a temperature of -5ºC throughout the entire year. This will be achieved in the summer months with the assistance of solar cell installation on the roof of the building.

As northern Sweden is the land of the midnight sun, Mr Bergqvist says that between April and September the hotel will “be able to produce roughly 75kW” of energy, which will give them a “surplus” for the remainder of the year.

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