The solar energy landscape in the UAE has changed dramatically over the past decades, with installed solar PV capacity reaching up to 125 MW by the end of 2019 in Dubai. Demand for rooftop and decentralized projects in the commercial, industrial and residential segments is growing rapidly due to ambitions initiatives like the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Shams Dubai program.
Sharaf DG Energy, a UAE-based solar energy developer, believes that solar is the future of electricity generation and supports the UAE’s vision by providing customers with the ability to produce their own clean energy and save money in the process.
“It is our duty to save our natural resources and restore the health of our planet.” Sanjay Dabur, Vice President of Sharaf DG Energy, said: “Limiting global warming relies on unlocking universally available clean energy and it is up to businesses and consumers worldwide to recognise this opportunity and lead the transition towards clean energy systems.”
Sharaf DG Energy urges villa owners to consider solar as an alternate source of power and take advantage of substantial monthly energy savings – the average energy consumption of a villa is around 60,000 kWh/year, a solar PV system of 15 kWp will generate 24,000 kWh of electricity, offsetting around 40-50% of the energy needs, meaning savings of around AED 10,500 annually.
In choosing solar energy, villa owners choose an alternate lifestyle to create a better and safer environment for their children, that not only conserves nature but also builds a fossil-fuel free world. Solar is accompanied by a wealth of benefits including immediate bill savings of up to 40% and the comfort of knowing that you are in control of your energy consumption – Sharaf DG Energy also helps to finance, design, operate and maintain the facilities.
Sharaf DG Energy has completed a variety of solar PV rooftop projects in Dubai, including ‘500 Dubai villas go solar’ project – where 500 villas were converted to solar in just 45 days. Sharaf DG Energy has laid a strong foundation and plans to continue its work to facilitate the transition towards renewable energy in the UAE.