DEWA encourages residents to install solar panels

Shams Dubai initiative has currently installed photovoltaic panels on 435 buildings with a total capacity of 15.6MW

DEWA has certified over 300 solar photovoltaic experts.
DEWA has certified over 300 solar photovoltaic experts.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has encouraged Dubai citizens and residents to install solar photovoltaic panels on the roofs of their premises.

The authority – under its Shams Dubai smart initiative – says it has increased adoption rate since its launch.

Under the initiative DEWA customers help generate solar power and transfer any excess to the power grid.

DEWA managing director and CEO Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, said: “Shams Dubai gives Dubai’s residents the opportunity to transform their buildings into sustainable ones, reduce the emirate’s carbon footprint, and increase the proportion of solar power in Dubai's environment-friendly energy mix.

“Through this initiative, community members will promote sustainable development in Dubai and transform the emirate into a global hub for clean energy and green economy.”

Under the Shams Dubai initiative DEWA has already installed photovoltaic panels on 435 buildings with a total capacity of 15.6MW.

Eventually, DEWA hopes to cover all buildings in the emirate by 2030.

DEWA has certified over 300 solar photovoltaic experts, and 63 companies are currently enrolled with under Shams Dubai: 54 contractors and nine consultants.

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