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Absolutely. Not only are you allowed to have your personal solar rooftop, you’re actually encouraged to invest in one. In fact, H.H Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has called for solar panels to be on every Dubai roof by 2030.

A number of recent blueprints have shown just how serious Dubai and the UAE are in making solar a big part of the country’s energy mix. For example, the UAE Energy Plan 2050 announced in 2017 wants to make clean sources account for 50% of the country’s energy mix. Meanwhile, the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy has even more ambitious goals. By 2050, the emirate wants to produce 75% of its energy requirements from clean sources.

Your solar rooftop is covered by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s Shams Dubai scheme. The programme allows DEWA customers to install solar panels on their property, use it for their home and even feed it back to the grid! Innovative two-way metres will record the unused electricity you give back, and DEWA will credit that against your utility bill. So you’re not just saving the environment but also saving money.

We’re glad you asked. On a residential villa, for example, you can cut your utility bill by an average of 20% - though exact figures vary depending on your energy usage and the number of panels that can be fitted.

The minute your solar rooftop is operational, it starts generating electricity for you to use. This means you consume less from DEWA, and are thus charged less. Take a look at the DEWA tariff table we’ve put together. You’ll see that your cost per unit also drops as your consumption reduces – which means your savings increase further.

Put simply, solar panels are made of a material that generates electricity when hit by sunlight. This allows us to turn the sun’s clean and abundant energy into electricity for your home or commercial and industrial setups.

We’ve created a simple diagram to show you exactly how your energy is produced from the sun, and what happens once it’s produced.

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"We will continue pursuing ambitious investments with an emphasis on projects that have a positive impact on people’s lives. Clean and renewable energy is key to sustainable development."

HH Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum