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MAY | JUNE / 2024

After receiving various distinctions in 2021 for achievements in energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, the ENERGIE thermodynamic solar systems installed at the Radisson Blu Deira Creek hotel in Dubai have once again been honored by LIVING BUSINESS.

LIVING BUSINESS is an organization sponsored by HSBC, the 6th largest bank in the world, that supports companies with sustainable projects aimed at reducing carbon emissions from businesses and products. This helps society successfully understand climate change and enables companies to meet stakeholder expectations.

The intervention at the Radisson Blu Deira Creek hotel involved replacing the old, expensive, and highly polluting diesel hot water boiler with a high-efficiency thermodynamic solar system. Approximately 20 square meters of the roof space were used to install 80 thermodynamic solar panels. ENERGIE supplied the panels and created a customized structure to fit the available space. By positioning the panels in front of the existing cooling towers, a symbiotic relationship was created between the towers and the solar panels, enhancing the operational efficiency of both.

Currently, the thermodynamic solar system produces all the domestic hot water needed for the hotel, while also assisting the chiller by reducing the temperature and humidity levels of the incoming air drawn by the cooling tower. This is possible because the byproduct of the heat exchange from the thermodynamic solar panels is cooling, which is transferred to the surrounding air that, in turn, becomes the incoming air for the cooling towers.

This process has resulted in a significant decrease in the temperature of this incoming air compared to the original ambient air temperature condition.

Switching from a diesel boiler to the thermodynamic solar system allowed the hotel to reduce water heating costs by 82%, providing a return on investment in just 1.5 years.

This initiative marks the beginning of a new era of green energy in the United Arab Emirates, with the Radisson Blu hotel being the first to have 100% of its water heated by solar energy. Operational water heating costs were reduced by 85%, thanks to a compact solar installation capable of heating 45,000 liters of water per day.

Hugo Domingues, business director of ENERGIE GCC, commented: “The technology has been used for years, but this is the first hotel to adopt this technology in the UAE. This change can transform how the environment is used to reduce costs for businesses and dependence on traditional fuels.”

It is a source of pride for ENERGIE to continue being globally recognized for its high-quality and energy-efficient products.

Read the full news story here: LIVING BUSINESS

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