In an earlier article, we covered some of the many benefits of going solar in Dubai.
- Your monthly electricity bills are low…
- You’re only living here temporarily…
… Installing solar photovoltaic (PV) panels is still a smart investment for 2 very
Reason 1: The Dubai Sun
We have enough sunshine to put most solar markets to shame. And this makes it easy
for your PV installation to help you save – both financially and environmentally.
Reason 2: Net Metering
Dubai also has net metering – a generous incentive that can help boost your savings
even more. Once enrolled, in fact, it’s possible to receive negative utility bills.
Let’s explore net metering in more detail.
Dubai Net Energy Metering Explained
If you enroll in Dubai’s net metering program, the first step involves connecting your
solar PV system to the utility grid. Doing so ensures you’ll always have 24/7 access to
reliable electricity – either from:
- Your solar panels during the day.
- DEWA’s utility network at night.
Because your solar installation is grid-tied, there’s no need to install on-site batteries to
power your home once the sun goes down.
The next step in the net metering process involves outfitting your solar installation with a
bidirectional electricity meter that logs:
- Any utility power you take from DEWA’s grid.
- Any surplus solar power you feed into the grid.
At the end of that billing cycle, you only pay the “net” difference in electricity consumed
and fed. This automatically makes your utility bills much lower than they’d be without net metering.
In fact, many of our customers are surprised when they start receiving negative electricity bills in the mail. When this happens, DEWA will provide you with utility credits that you can apply to any future statement.
Moreover, this usually isn’t a one-off event.
Provided you send enough surplus electricity into the grid, it’s possible to have negative utility bills month after month. And this is pretty easy to do if your home is frequently empty during the day due to work or travel.
All the daytime power from your solar installation generates utility credits in your
absence. So you just save and save.
Ready to Begin Growing Your Solar Savings Today?
At Al Shirawi Solar, nearly all of our customers participate in Dubai’s net metering program.
- Removes the need to install on-site batteries for nighttime power.
- Maximizes the monthly electricity bill savings from your PV panels.
- Shortens the payback period of your clean power investment.
And the best part is, we handle the entire net metering application process for you –
from start to finish. Our goal is to help you maximize your solar savings as much as
possible. So we’ll help you take advantage of every available incentive or subsidy that
If you’re ready to begin growing your solar savings, request a Free Installation Quote
from us today.