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DEWA provides solar training to 127 partners

DEWA provides specialised training courses to engineers and technicians employed by photovoltaic (PV) companies on technical and safety requirements, and also DEWA’s guidelines for installing PV panels on rooftops as part of DEWA’s Shams Dubai initiative.

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 Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is in the process of streamlining the use of solar energy in Dubai has completed the training of 127 engineers and technicians of electrical and solar PV consultants and contractors.
DEWA provides specialised training courses to engineers and technicians employed by photovoltaic (PV) companies on technical and safety requirements, and also DEWA’s guidelines for installing PV panels on rooftops as part of DEWA’s Shams Dubai initiative.
This initiative enables customers to install PV panels on rooftops to generate electricity and connect it to DEWA’s grid. The training courses and certification support DEWA’s efforts to ensure PV systems are installed according to the highest international quality standards.
DEWA recently organised the fourth training course to train electrical and solar PV consultants and contractors. A total of 127 engineers and technicians have received certificates as Enrolled Electrical & Solar PV Consultants & Contractors. The courses include academic and practical training, covering all technical aspects of installing PV panels, and safety procedures.
“DEWA seeks to adopt the highest levels of quality and safety in its internal processes and external operations,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.
“This supports our strategy to develop staff, and work with our partners to enhance our operations to the highest levels of excellence and quality.”
He said that DEWA was committed to making all staff and partners aware of the latest technologies and standards in performance and ensuring the highest levels of security and safety.
“That’s why we offer this training programme to register specialised consultants and contractors to install PV panels in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. We call upon all manufacturers of solar power equipment and tools to register their products as eligible for DEWA so that solar systems are installed according to the highest standards.”
DEWA has outlined easy steps to install photovoltaic systems in buildings to generate solar power as part of Shams Dubai. The installation process starts with the customer contacting one of the consultants or contractors accredited by DEWA to suggest the best solution and obtain the necessary approvals from DEWA.
After completing installation, a notification to DEWA is submitted to conduct the technical inspection of the site and install the meter to complete the connection process. The electricity produced is used in the premises and the surplus is transmitted to DEWA’s grid. An offset between exported and imported electricity units is conducted and the customer account is settled based on this offset.

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