Dubai abattoirs switch to solar energy

By Melodie Michel

- Last updated on GMT

The Dubai municipality has announced that abattoirs in the Emirate would now use solar energy to heat water, Gulf News reports.

According to the local newspaper, Dubai head of abattoir operations Ali Taher Al Hammadi announced that after successfully introducing solar energy to heat cleaning water at the Al Ghusais plant, the government wanted to extend the system to the rest of the territory.

Dubai has already installed 210 solar panels that can heat 70,000 litres of water at 80˚C every day. Al Hammadi added that the new system would cut operating expenses, as solar energy is to replace diesel and chemicals to power steam heaters.

He asserted the government’s confidence about the benefits that can be achieved with the project, which will reduce consumption of diesel fuel, electricity, water and chemicals, save the cost of boiler maintenance and reduce toxic emissions.

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