UAE users can assess their solar system designs with DEWA’s ‘Hab Reeh’ interactive platform

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Desk Reporter
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The headquarters of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)

UAE’s state-owned utility service provider Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has launched the ‘Hab Reeh’ interactive platform that enables property owners to self-assess the photovoltaic solar system designs.

It was introduced under the Shams Dubai initiative, which allows building owners to install photovoltaic systems and connect them to DEWA’s grid. The move supports DEWA’s smart transformation policy.

Hab-Reeh initiative helps consultants and contractors to evaluate Shams Dubai project designs to ensure they are compliant with DEWA’s standards before submission.

The interactive platform offers the user unlimited design options in addition to a database of over 150 types of approved solar equipment from international manufacturers to help them select the most suitable tools.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer

“This is part of the Dubai Paperless Strategy, launched by His Highness to stop using paper in all internal and external transactions and with customers by December 2021. Launching the Hab Reeh platform is part of DEWA’s efforts to ensure that solar photovoltaic systems in buildings are designed and installed according to the highest quality and the best international standards, especially in light of the success Shams Dubai initiative has made. By the end of 2020, DEWA connected more than 6,600 solar systems to its grid, with a total capacity of about 260 megawatts (MW).”

DEWA provides a training program for the accreditation of consultants and contractors who specialize in the installation of solar panels in buildings under the Shams Dubai initiative. The program involves theoretical and practical courses that cover technical aspects related to the installation of photovoltaic solar systems, the technical requirements and safety standards, and DEWA’s guidelines related to the installation of photovoltaic solar systems.