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Solar Panels to Supply Hot Water to Aloft Abu Dhabi Hotel

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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 2009.

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 hotels 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 generate energy.

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 governments 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 worlds 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 Easts leading venue.

Last month, ADNEC introduced a major recycling programme to support the emirates 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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