Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has launched a project to install photovoltaic solar panels in a tenth of the homes of UAE nationals in Dubai and connect them to its grid.
The green energy project is part of achieving the objectives laid down by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in the 50-Year Charter.
DEWA said it is the first government department to implement the 50-Year Charter, which outlines plans to shape the future of Dubai and enhance the happiness and prosperity of its citizens.
“DEWA has developed a plan to implement the directives of His Highness in article number 7, which is related to energy-self-sufficiency in 10 percent of citizens’ homes. This will help change their lifestyle and contribute to the preservation of the environment," said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA.
He added that DEWA has awarded the projects to six contractors who will start work immediately. The project will be completed before the end of 2019, and DEWA will bear all the costs of the project.
Al Tayer said that the Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO) will oversee the implementation of the project, which also includes the installation of energy-saving lights and water-savers to rationalise the use of electricity and water.
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