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Burj Khalifa uses solar power for water heating

World?s tallest tower uses solar power to heat 14,000 litres of water

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The Burj Khalifa is to use solar panels.
The Burj Khalifa is to use solar panels.

Burj Khalifa is using solar power to meet the bulk of its water heating requirements, it has been reported.

The tower, which is the tallest in the world, is using solar panels to heat 14,000 litres of water every day, which will be distributed to homes and commercial entities within 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," said Ahmad Al Matrooshi, managing director – UAE of Emaar Properties.

“Burj Khalifa presented us a remarkable opportunity to use solar energy to meet the water heating needs of residents in the tower.
The significant benefits include cost savings on energy uses - not only for the tower but the Government utility provider too - as well as reduced pollution levels leading to a healthier environment," said John Owen of SOLE UAE.
 

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