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Dewa launches Shams Dubai Calculator app

DUBAI, July 11, 2017

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has launched the ‘Shams Dubai Calculator’ web application, to help customers easily decide on the installation of photovoltaic (PV) panels on their rooftops under ‘Shams Dubai’ initiative, to generate electricity from solar power.

The Shams Dubai Calculator will provide customers with detailed comparisons and additional information conveniently and smoothly using innovative tools.

This is part of the utility firm’s efforts to support its ‘Shams Dubai’ initiative, and in line with its keenness to engage the people of Dubai in reducing the emirate's carbon footprint, said its top official.

"At Dewa, we work according to the vision of our wise leadership, which is a road map that guides our work, initiatives and projects aimed at enhancing the competitiveness of the UAE, and Dubai. This contributes positively and effectively in achieving the Smart Dubai initiative aimed at establishing Dubai as a sustainable city, whose environmental elements are clean, healthy and sustainable,” remarked Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, the managing director and CEO.

Al Tayer pointed out that the ‘Shams Dubai Calculator’ was an innovative service designed by Dewa for customers who desire to produce electricity from solar power under the Shams Dubai initiative.

"By providing their account numbers only, customers can easily identify their building’s locations and rooftops through an interactive map. They can measure the usable area, number of panels, and their total capacity on a monthly or annual basis. Using innovative interactive tools, the customer can map out specific areas without the need to calculate the whole rooftop usable area," he added.

Al Tayer said the interactive map will help the customer obtain a lot of information; such as the green charger locations, and other Shams Dubai projects within the customer’s neighbourhood.

Results can also be shared through social media channels. he explained.

Al Tayer stressed that this step supports the Shams Dubai initiative to strengthen the culture of sustainability among consumers in Dubai, by encouraging them to adopt sustainable solutions and clean production of electricity, using solar energy, transforming them from consumers to producers, and increasing their reliance on natural resources.

"It also maintains a healthy and clean environment to ensure a sustainable future for generations to come, in support of Dewa’s relentless efforts to achieve Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which aims to provide 75 per cent of Dubai's energy from clean sources by 2050," he added.-TradeArabia News Service

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