Rooftop solar power for mixed-use building

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Rooftop solar power is not only good for the environment. Installing solar power can also reduce your energy bill.

This building project is located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, which has a very hot and sunny climate – ideal for solar energy applications. Our aim was to optimize the energy use in this mixed-use building with residence and office on the one hand. On the other hand, as much as possible electricity should be supplied by solar power panels installed on the rooftop on the other hand.

Ecothinking consultants developed the complete engineering design for the rooftop solar power plant including layout drawings, technical details, single line diagrams, specifications and estimation of annual electricity generation. We proposed a photovoltaic (PV) power plant with an installed capacity of 10 kWp. The size was optimized according to the available roof area.

Furthermore, a system with solar thermal panels is going to provide hot water in the residence all around the year. Concluding, the solar power plant can provide almost 25% of annual electricity use of the building at a very low cost.

EcoThinking has been a pleasure to work with. Their creativity and attention to detail has really made the difference in our master planning efforts. We have learnt lot from them about green and sustainable solutions.

Ahmed HadeedUrban Planner

EcoThinking consultants, a talented architects and engineers, have been a pleasure to work with. They work collaboratively with other design consultants and general contractors to ensure that all of the client’s vision, program, and objectives are met.

Jordi FernandezProject Developer

After many projects, I continue to work with EcoThinking because of their commitment to excellence. In sustainable design, of course, but as importantly in team collaboration, client service and shared responsibility for the results of the project over the long run.

Hadi MönchbachArchitect

We're very pleased with the efforts and expertise of EcoThinking in tackling an exciting and challenging project through many needs with tremendous sensitivity with wonderful results.

Andreas MüllerHomebuilder

Working with EcoThinking has helped us to find additional potentials in our projects.  They have been a trusted advisors and allowed us to expand our business portfolio.  They have been an integral part of our continued success.

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Matthias HeppeltEngineering Company

EcoThinking has a talented team that far exceeded the other consulting firms I had worked with.  I have been continually impressed by their attention to detail, follow through and ability to balance client desire to find outstanding solutions.

Niresh ShresthaEngineering Company