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World’s tallest tower saves 3,200 KW daily

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Dubai: Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower, saves up to 3,200 KW of energy every day by tapping solar power to heat the 140,000 litres of water required by its occupants.

This translates into an annual saving of 690 MW, said Ahmad Al Matrooshi, Managing Director of Emaar Properties that constructed the tower.

“Energy efficient measures, especially through use of renewable sources, are not an option but an imperative for sustainable growth. By leveraging solar power, Burj Khalifa is setting an example as well as creating a referral mark on how urban developments can effectively integrate energy-friendly initiatives,” he added.

The heating system is installed and operated by SOLE UAE Solar Systems, Europe’s oldest solar thermal company, WAM news agency reported.

Its significant benefits include cost savings on energy uses as well as reduced pollution levels, leading to a healthier environment, said John Owen of SOLE UAE.

A total of 378 solar panels of 2.7 sq metres each, are installed at the roof of the building. These panels function on the basis of photovoltaic electricity generation technology and can heat 140,000 litres of water in approximately 7 hours.

Burj has also adopted several other measures to reduce water and electricity consumption in the complex, which houses luxurious residences, commercial suites, swimming pools, health facilities and restaurants.

















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