Dewa launches a solar calculator to help customers see the benefits of solar power. (Image Credit: Jeff Topping / The National)

Dubai launches solar calculator for customers

Residents and businesses in Dubai can now see how much money the sun can save them

Residents and businesses in Dubai can now see how much money power generated from the sun can save them with the Shams Dubai Calculator.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) said yesterday that it has integrated the tool into its website to provide customers with comparisons to help promote the installation of solar power. The estimates are based on geographic location, local objects such as nearby buildings that can cast a shade and on the placement of solar panels to help maximise benefits.

Saeed Al Tayer, the managing director and chief executive of Dewa, said that this was a new service designed by the utility for customers who are interested in producing electricity from solar power. He said that Dewa was always working on innovative services, which translates to an integrated strategy to “apply the best solutions, future technologies and advanced global programmes”.

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