PROJECTS: Dubai installs 299 megawatts of rooftop solar

Rooftop solar systems installed under Shams Dubai net metering initiative

  
299 megawatts (MW) of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity installed under the Shams Dubai initiative.

299 megawatts (MW) of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity installed under the Shams Dubai initiative.

DEWA/handout via Zawya Projects
Dubai installed nearly 299 megawatts (MW) of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity at the end of March under the Shams Dubai inititaive, a press statement by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) said.
 
The net metering programme allows DEWA customers - residential, industrial and commercial - to install grid-connected solar PV systems on their property, utilise the electricity on-site, and export the surplus to the grid to reduce their electricity bills.
 
"Until 31 March 2021, Shams Dubai has connected over 6,727 buildings with a capacity of 298.7 MW," the press statement said, quoting DEWA MD and CEO Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer.
       
The statement said DEWA's Hab-Reeh Web Service, a smart interactive platform for self-assessment of PV solar system designs for Shams Dubai, won the UK's Best Business Award in the Best Customer Focus category.
 
In January 2020, DEWA had said in a statement that it had received applications under Shams Dubai for a total capacity of 523 MW.
 
(Writing by SA Kader; Editing by Anoop Menon)
 
 
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