Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) has released the standards for installing solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on buildings in Dubai and has invited manufacturers to submit their eligibility applications.
HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, issued resolution No. (46) for 2014, allowing customers to install photovoltaic (PV) panels for the production of electricity from solar power in buildings, and connect them to DEWA’s grid.
This makes Dubai the first city in the Middle East to put in place a comprehensive framework at legislative level that allows any interested customer to install PV generation systems. Any surplus of production will be fed into the electricity network.