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Solar power: how to achieve energy independence for Ibiza 

Solar energy is the path forward for Ibiza and Palladium Hotel Group is leading the way.
By Ben Raworth. Illustration: Rodríguez y Cano

Solar power must play a huge part in Ibiza’s energy supply and independence. The island has over 3,000 hours of sunlight a year, making sustainable, clean energy a real possibility. Palladium Hotel Group is already a part of this positive and essential shift. Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza, Grand Palladium Palace Ibiza Resort & Spa and Grand Palladium White Island Resort & Spa have all installed photovoltaic panels and 100% of the energy consumed in all of the group’s hotels in Spain is sourced from renewable energy, while it is also committed to increasing its global consumption to 50% green. The potential for Ibiza’s photovoltaic revolution is limitless.

Solar Energy

The sun’s energy is turned into electrical and heat energy by solar panels and solar heaters. Ibiza’s solar farms combined with rooftop panelling can supply 100% clean energy.


Hydrogen’s chemical potential energy is converted into electricity by hydrogen fuel cells. Not a solution on its own, but can be part of the fix. 

Geothermal Energy

Heat trapped beneath the earth’s crust is converted into electricity using steam turbines. We can use the earth’s very own heat to solve our energy crisis!

Ocean Energy

Ocean thermal and tidal energy is converted into electricity by turbines and other systems. Energy simply from the changing tides!

Wind Energy Kinetic energy from the wind is converted into electricity by wind turbines. A clean, sustainable source of energy that also creates jobs. 


Energy obtained from plant and animal remains produces heat energy when burned. With the other types of energy here, this can form part of a sustainable, clean alternative to fossil fuels.


The gravitational energy of water is converted into electrical energy by hydraulic turbines: all you need is a water source.