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Luxury resorts to heat water with solar

Two resorts in Jordan to be equipped with solar heating systems.

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One of the Movenpick resorts to be equipped with a solar water heating system.
One of the Movenpick resorts to be equipped with a solar water heating system.

The Zara Investment Company plans to heat use solar water heating installations at two of its resorts in Jordan.

The two turnkey solar systems, which will be designed and installed by Millennium Energy Industries (MEI), will supply both facilities with a total of 90,000 liters of hot water daily, and satisfy a significant portion of the hot water consumption of over 800 rooms in both hotels while saving approximately 1100MW of energy per year.

MEI will use a specially designed and engineered flat plate collector manufactured in Europe to suit the GCC and Middle East region’s desert and maritime conditions.

The planned solar systems, which will be integrated with the existing boilers, will cover an area of 1,000 square meters in the Movenpick Tala Bay resort and 700 square meters in the Movenpick Dead Sea resort. The payback period is expected to be less than four years, Zara says, and the life span of the system of approximately 25 years.

“Solar energy will help our facilities save on operating cost by using free available solar energy for our significant water heating needs,” said Ahmad Jamjoum, CFO of Zara Investment in Jordan.
 

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