“Shams Dubai has connected over 6,727 buildings with a capacity of 298.7MW,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.
The statement said DEWA’s Hab-Reeh Web Service, a smart interactive platform for self-assessment of PV solar system designs for Shams Dubai, won the UK’s Best Business Award in the Best Customer Focus category.
“We support the success of the Shams Dubai initiative, which we launched in accordance with the Smart Dubai initiative to make Dubai the smartest and happiest city in the world. We strive to develop the initiative to provide more opportunities for Dubai residents to transform their buildings into sustainable ones. This reduces the Emirate’s carbon footprint and increases the proportion of solar power in Dubai’s environmentally-friendly energy mix. Hab-Reeh Interactive Web Service supports the design and installation of solar photovoltaic panels rooftop energy systems according to the highest quality levels and the best international standards. It accelerates the assessment and approval of these systems as well as ensuring their compliance with DEWA’s quality energy standards. This saves the time and effort of Shams Dubai project constructors” added Al Tayer.
In January 2020, DEWA had said in a statement that it had received applications under Shams Dubai for a total capacity of 523 MW.