By Parag Deulgaonkar
Service station will use VR system to convert up to 20,000 litres of fuel
Emirates National Oil Company (Enoc) Group has opened its first solar-powered service station in Dubai.
The service station located near Dubai Internet City on Sheikh Zayed Road will produce 120 kilowatt per hour at peak capacity.
The excess 30 percent energy will be transmitted back to Dewa main grid, it said.
“We have laid out a detailed plan to deliver 14 service stations by 2017. With two service station openings already announced earlier this year, the launch of the UAE’s first solar powered service station demonstrates our efforts to become an environmentally responsible energy player,” Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group CEO, Enoc, said in a statement.
The petrol station will also deploy several energy saving technologies such as variable refrigerant flow air-conditionings units, motion sensor energy lighting and vapour recovery system that uses a process to recover vapour released from the petrol dispensers/storage tanks and condense it back into fuel form.
The VR system is expected to convert up to 20,000 litres of fuel, the statement added.
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