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Dubai: More than 200 buildings in Dubai are now harnessing power from the sun, it was announced on Sunday.

A total of 222 residential and commercial buildings have installed rooftop solar panels and connected to the grid for the Shams Dubai Initiative as of October this year, based on figures from the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa).

Altogether, these buildings have a capacity of six megawatts (MW).

Dewa recently announced the launch of the largest projects of the Shams Dubai initiative, including the construction of the largest distributed solar rooftop project in the Middle East after DP World commissioned the installation of 88,000 rooftop solar panels on its Dubai facilities in Jebel Ali Free Zone and Mina Rashid. Phase one will be completed in 2017.

Dewa is also cooperating with 18 government organisations to install photovoltaic (PV) panels on 35 government buildings in the emirate. Read the full article here

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