How to reduce Dubai electricity bills?

Credit: Creative Commons/Thamizhpparithi Maari

Credit: Creative Commons/Thamizhpparithi Maari

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) provided a step-by-step guide on how to fit photovoltaic systems in buildings and homes as a source of generating power. Solar power proves to be a sustainable way of producing renewable energy sources for both domestic and commercial use.

DEWA has started an initiative to install solar panels on rooftops to help generate energy that will be connected to the DEWA’s grid. This is part of the broader Shams Dubai initiative. To start the process, a customer will need to get in touch with one of the contractors or consultants accredited by DEWA to have an initial survey to find out the chances of the fitting solar power system as well as the best solutions to be provided.

The contractor will then proceed to seek the approval from DEWA, which include an NOC detailing the installation of the power and connection to the grid. In the NOC, it also features the approval for design system of the solar that meet the necessary requirements.
When all the approvals are made, the contractor will get to the site to commence work. Once the project of installing solar panels is completed, the contractor will send notification to DEWA so that a technical inspection may follow including the installation of the meter.
The electric energy, which is generated in this system, will be used in premises while the surplus is taken to the DEWA’s grid. The customer account will be settled based on offsets between the exported and imported electricity units. DEWA strives to support the vision of having wise leadership that gives an outline on the roadmap of enhancing the competitiveness of Dubai and UAE, according to Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, the MD and CEO of DEWA.

DEWA urges owners of buildings and homes to consider the Shams Dubai initiative to help generate clean energy that may reduce electricity bills, protect the environment, increase property value, and support the economy of Dubai.

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