Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has launched a web application to help users decide to install photovoltaic panels on their rooftops and generate solar power energy, as part of efforts to support and engage Dubai residents to reduce the emirate’s carbon footprint.
The ‘Shams Dubai Calculator’ is designed to allow DEWA customers produce solar power energy under the Shams Dubai initiative. Using their account number only, customers will be able to identify their building’s locations and rooftops through an interactive map, measure the usable area, number of panels, and their total capacity on a monthly or annual basis. The tools will allow customers to map out specific areas without the need to calculate the whole rooftop usable area.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, said that the authority supports the UAE leadership’s approach in adopting creativity and innovation to provide the best smart services.
Al Tayer pointed out that the app aims to encourage customers to install solar panels in order to generate clean electricity, save money through low electricity bills, and increase the value of their property.
"This contributes to reducing carbon emissions and preserving the environment through clean energy production. It will also support Dubai’s economy, and ensure a sustainable future for the emirate," he said.