The Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Capacity Of Dubai Reached 500 MW In 2022

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Under the Shams Dubai programme, the rooftop solar photovoltaic of Dubai capacity reached 500 megawatts (MW), in the year 2022.


Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority shared this information during his speech at the World Government Summit 2023.


According to him, DEWA encourages its customers to use the Shams Dubai initiative to put photovoltaic panels on their roofs and to have their facilities installed to provide energy for a portion of their energy needs.


He stated that the total installed capacity of this initiative had reached 500MW by the end of the year 2022.


Al Tayer stated that DEWA’s energy service subsidiary, Etihad ESCO, has retrofitted almost 8,000 buildings to improve their energy efficiency.

Dubai Supreme Council of Energy set a lofty goal of retrofitting 30,000 buildings before 2030. This will result in 1.4 TWh of energy savings and 4.9 billion imperial gallons of water conservation, as well as reducing carbon dioxide emissions by the equivalent of 1 million tonnes.

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Al Tayer pointed out that DEWA’s Green Charger initiative to establish Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in Dubai has already installed over 350 charging stations throughout the emirate.

His speech also included the following key points:

  • Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park has an installed capacity of 2,027 MW and this brings clean energy to around 14% of Dubai’s total electricity production.
  • DEWA is currently preparing a roadmap to Green Hydrogen Strategy. It will be implemented in phases
  • The utility is building the largest carbon-neutral, green data centre in the world. It will also use 100% renewable energy from Solar Park. Moro Hub (Data Hub Integrated Solutions), a subsidiary of Digital DEWA, is implementing the data centre.

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