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ABU DHABI NATIONAL Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has revealed that more than 90 per cent of the hot water at its 408 bedroom Aloft Hotel 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 October 25th.
Around 560 solar panels, covering a total area of 2,300 square metres have been installed on the roof of ADNEC Car Park A. These panels heat water for the hotel’s 408 bedrooms, two 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 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.”
The Aloft Hotel will be launched on October 25th in support of the inaugural Etihad Airways Formula One Grand Prix.
The hotel targets today’s forward thinking business travellers by offering a quality, designer product which is affordable with a focus on accessible technology, comfort and convenience.