Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) said that a total 222 buildings have been connected with photovoltaic (PV) installations as part of Shams Dubai initiative. This project, together with  those in the pipeline, show the city’s commitment towards achieving the Clean Energy Strategy 2050 with the aim of increase Dubai’s total power output from clean energy sources to 75% , reported Trade Arabia.

Under the scheme, the electricity from the PV panels will be used onsite and the surplus will be exported to Dewa’s grid. An offset between exported and imported electricity units is conducted and the customer account will be settled accordingly, informed Construction Week Online.

Furthermore, Dewa’s CEO and Managing Director, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, said that the project includes residential and commercial buildings in Dubai. He added that the authority has enrolled 44 contracting and consultancy companies. A total of 247 engineers have been certified as enrolled electrical and solar photovoltaic consultants and contractors. Seventy manufacturers of solar power equipment registered 578 products as eligible for Shams Dubai. Meanwhile, Dewa is cooperating with 18 government organizations to install PV panels on 35 government buildings.