The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) revealed that the initiative «Shams Dubai» has been a great success since its launch, pointing out that the Authority has completed, until July 31, 2019, the connection of 1328 buildings in Dubai to the network «DEWA» with a total capacity of 102.1 megawatts.
The photovoltaic industry and its applications are booming around the world, and their markets and sales are growing significantly, especially in recent years. Soon in the windows of our homes and offices, our windows will become plants to convert solar energy to electricity, and each building becomes self-capable to produce its electricity needs using renewable energy while preserving the environment.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of DEWA, said: “The R&D centers are working today to find sustainable solutions to improve the efficiency of these panels and prolong their life, such as storing solar energy in batteries, robotics to clean panels and guidance systems to track the sun. -To increase the productivity and efficiency of PV panels to the maximum possible.
Al Tayer said in a statement issued yesterday that the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is the largest strategic project to generate renewable energy in one location in the world, where 5000 megawatts will be generated by 2030, with investments of 50 billion dirhams according to the system. The independent producer (IPP), pointing out that this model contributed to achieving world records in the prices of solar energy projects. He pointed to a study published by the Nikkei Economic Corporation, which stated that the UAE's interest in the production of renewable energy contributed to the decline in its cost globally, noting that the complex will work - through its projects - to accelerate the transition towards the adoption and use of solar energy.
Al Tayer stressed that the Authority seeks to complete the phases of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in accordance with the highest international standards and using the latest technologies adopted in the field of solar energy, in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE. Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to promote the transition towards a green economy, by increasing reliance on clean and renewable energy sources.
With the support of Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, Dubai Municipality, Dubai Police General Headquarters and Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Establishment, DEWA is responsible for implementing Article 7 of the 'Fifty Document' issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. . The Authority is working to implement an integrated program to equip integrated systems to achieve self-sufficiency of food, energy and water, in at least ten citizens' homes, in order to change the lifestyle and preserve the environment, with the aim of establishing a new economic sector that supports self-sufficiency of energy, food and water.
Al Tayer said that this pioneering project, which will contribute to enhancing the happiness of Dubai citizens, is being implemented within the framework of the initiative «Shams Dubai», launched by the Authority in support of the initiative «Smart Dubai», which aims to transform Dubai into the smartest and happiest city in the world.
He explained that the initiative seeks to encourage building owners to install solar photovoltaic panels, to produce clean energy and connect systems to the Authority's network, noting that the initiative has achieved great success since its launch, where the Authority completed until July 31, 2019 to connect 1328 buildings in Dubai to the network with a total capacity of up to 102.1 MW.