Moataz and Mahmoud El Wardani have seen business at their fledgling start-up company soar since Dubai became the first city in the region to pass legislation allowing grid connected rooftop systems to be installed.
Moataz and Mahmoud El Wardani were ready to make their move as soon as Dubai passed legislation earlier this year allowing building owners and occupiers to install grid connected rooftop solar packages.
The Egyptian brothers, who were born and raised in the UAE, have wasted little time in building up a sizeable project pipeline of around 20MW for Shams Energy, the fledgling solar installation company they started a year ago.
Moataz El Wardani with TV Prensenter Zaina Soufan
Our CEO Moataz El Wardani discussing Shams Dubai, a @dewaofficial initiative with TV Prensenter Zaina Soufan @dubaitv
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DEWA’s Shams Dubai initiative hailed as a role model in the region to transform energy users to energy producers
“DEWA not only provides electricity and water services to its customers with the highest levels of efficiency, reliability and excellence, but places considerable attention to environmental sustainability and diversification of the energy mix to include renewable and clean energy. DEWA’s efforts in this field supports the long-term national Green Economy for Sustainable Development initiative, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to establish the UAE as a world leader in green economy and a centre for the export and re-export of green products and technologies. They also support the UAE Vision 2021, to make the UAE one of the leading countries in green economy, protect the environment and ensure a sustainable economic growth in the long term. DEWA’s initiatives support the Dubai Plan 2021 for Dubai to be a smart, integrated, and connected city that sustainably manages its resources and has a clean, healthy and sustainable environment. DEWA’s efforts also support the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy, to provide 75% of the Emirate’s energy from clean sources by 2050,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.