March 2015

Dubai’s first solar powered initiative.

Smart Shams is the first smart initiative by the Dubai Electricity and Water Association (DEWA). The projects will regulate the generation of solar energy in buildings and their connection to DEWA’s grid.

In efforts to reduce the city’s carbon footprint, tenants and building owners of the city are encouraged to install solar panels to generate electricity. The electricity generated will be used on site and surplus unused energy will be re-directed to DEWA’s grid.

The Shams Dubai initiative hopes to encourage the use of renewable energy and diversify the mix of energy created.

Information on the connection process for customers, contractors and builders are available here