Thanks to a vast expanse of desert, Jordan faces the roughest of climatic conditions. However, it qualifies the country as the best place for harnessing abundant solar energy. Realizing it, Millennium Energy Industries (MEI) is designing and developing a life-size solar hot-water system for two five-star resorts: Movenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea and Movenpick Resort Tala Bay, Aqaba. The installation will not only pay for itself in less than four years, but will also keep serving these resorts for 25 years.
They systems will not replace the existing boilers since the latter will provide backup energy when sun is not there. The systems will cover an area of 1,000m2 in Movenpick Tala Bay, Aqaba and 700m2 in Movenpick Dead Sea. the solar project is expected to generate energy savings of 1,100 MHh a year.