Dubai homes to generate their own solar power
13 Sep 2012

Energy experts and government officials are “in the final stages” of a plan to remove the obstacles to such a scheme – a lack of regulations and clear framework for usage and costs – and make it easier for residents to install photovoltaic (PV) panels on roofs to transform sunlight into electricity.

The aim, said Waleed Salman, chairman of the Dubai Carbon Centre, is to reach “not less than 800 megawatts” of installed capacity by 2030. Dubai’s existing solar capacity is 4.5MW.

“We believe the future is in renewable energy but it will not replace conventional energy, it will be part of it,” Mr Salman said.