Since May 2013, an international chocolate company has been producing its chocolate bars at a production facility in Abu Dhabi with Austrian solar energy technology.
Having reduced oil consumption by 60,000 litres in the production process through the usage of solar technology developed by TiSUN (Austria), the company has not only reduced its costs, but also on created an environmentally sustainable chocolate manufacturing process.
200 solar panels now cover an annual average of 80 percent of the energy demand for the manufacturing process. According to TiSUN, the annual energy savings amount to 570,000 kWh with a CO2 reduction of 200 tons per year.
“The Chocolate Factory is a special project for us because it sets an example in the field of process heat generation. If multinational companies such as our customer integrate solar systems in the modern building technology, renewable energy will become increasingly important in the industrial sector,” said Bashar Muhtadi, ceo of TiSUN GCC FZC.
“Particularly in projects with a high energy demand the storage of solar energy is an important issue. Our experience of the past few months has proved that the European high quality products in the storage sector are highly valued in the Gulf States while lower quality products are hardly ever used. In case of the factory the patented TiSUN Pro-Clean stratified tank with a storage capacity of 5,000 liters per tank provides ideal energy yields.”