Solar energy system for public toilets being tested

DUBAI - The Dubai Municipality’s General Maintenance Department is in the process of operating public toilets using solar energy on an experimental basis through a pilot project.

By (Staff Reporter)

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Published: Thu 21 Jul 2011, 10:10 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 5:57 AM

Juma Khalifa Al Fuqae, Director of the General Maintenance Department at the Dubai Municipality said: “Once the experiment is successful, entire public facilities would be provided with solar energy receiver to ensure the high performance, taking into account the aesthetic and architectural aspect of buildings and the city.”

The department also organises workshops on the use of solar energy applications.

“The experiment comes as part of the energy saving plan of the Dubai Municipality in its buildings and facilities. It is aimed at showcasing its recent achievements in this area.

Through implementing the solar system, the municipality could save a large amount of electricity. However, the challenge is in taking advantage of modern systems in accordance with the application of the existing facilities considering financial cost and required quality,” he added.

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