DUBAI SHAMS PROGRAMME
DEWA’s Shams Dubai solar programme is based on the principle of ‘net metering’. This allows customers to install solar panels to produce their own power, to reduce their electricity bill every month. Any surplus electricity not used immediately is sold back to the grid at the same price, and at the end of the month only the net amount is billed to the customer. Should a customer produce more energy in one month than he / she has consumed, DEWA allows rolling over these kWhs to the next month.
The big advantage of net metering is that customers stay connected to DEWA’s grid, thereby combining the 24/7 reliability of a grid connection with the lower costs of a solar system.
please visit the Shams Dubai Initiative page on DEWA website