More than 90% of the hot water at the 408-room
Aloft Abu Dhabi will be supplied through energy harnessed from
solar panels. Aloft Hotel will become the first hotel in Abu Dhabi
to make such use of solar energy when it is launched on 25 October
560 solar panels, covering a total area of 2,300
square metres have been installed on the roof of Abu Dhabi
National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) Car Park A.
These panels heat water for the hotel’s 408 bedrooms, 2 production
kitchens, food & beverage outlets, hotel offices and the swimming
pool saving an estimated 870 mega watt hours of electricity every
year by making use of the infra-red component of sun light to
The solar panels were manufactured in Germany by
WOLF GmbH, a renowned leader in the solar power sector.
Commenting on the project, His Excellency Ali Bin Harmal,
Managing Director of ADNEC said, “In line the Abu Dhabi
government’s 2030 vision for sustainable economic development, we
are following the environmental objectives of the emirate by
diversifying our power requirements away from traditional sources
of energy. As the world’s most modern exhibition centre, we have a
responsibility to lead from the front and this initiative,
combined with other power saving programmes underway at ADNEC
re-enforces our position as the Middle East’s leading venue.”
Last month, ADNEC introduced a major recycling
programme to support the emirate’s recycling agenda. Recycling
stations were installed throughout the venue; one month into the
programme ADNEC was able to recycle almost 5,000 kilograms of
paper, carton, magazine, plastic and aluminum can waste.
The Aloft Hotel will be launched on 25 October
2009 in support of the inaugural Etihad Airways Formula
One Grand Prix.
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