Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) | Getting Solar Permits & Connections

Getting Solar Permits & Connections

Service Description

This service enables DEWA enrolled Solar Consultants / Contractors are able to apply for Solar Permits & Connections through the system after uploading required documents and technical drawings, for obtaining Solar NOC, Solar Design approval, /Invoice of DEWA. Customers are also able to track the status of their applications and interact with DEWA during the project progress stages.

Service Category & Type

  • Subsidiary
  • Procedural

Customer Segment

  • Contractors
  • Consultants

Service Integrations

  • N/A

Service Partners

  • N/A


  • N/A

Service Limitations

  • N/A


  • System will automatically generate application reference number (S-0xxxxx)
  • Application status can be tracked on-line/ Smart App
  • Technical discussion supports feature is available on DEWA website (

Service Requirements


2. Solar Module , Solar Inverter and Interface protection unit details to be furnished (If the product is not in DEWA List)*

3. Design assessment input form in excel format (.XLSX format only)*

4. Total connected load max. demand/MDB/SMDB etc... schedule incorporating existing load/KWh meters, proposed solar generation meter etc... (PDF format only) *

5. Single line diagram of proposed grid tie solar PV system indicating KWh meters, inverters, interface protection system, low voltage distribution system etc... (PDF format only) *

6. Site setting lay-out indicating the location of proposed solar panels, associated equipment, KWh metering etc... (PDF format only) 

7. Production details( KWp and KWh annum.) (PDF format only) * 

8. Installation details of proposed solar generation meter, PV panels ,inverters, MDBs/SMDBs etc... (PDF format only) *

9. Wiring lay-out and Sizing of PV system elements(string design, inverters, solar cables, breakers, etc...) (PDF format only) *

10. Explicit acceptance and agreement to the terms and Conditions of the Connection Agreement (PDF format only)”

Service Steps & Procedures

  • Apply online through DEWA website ( for Design Approval
  • Notify for inspections:
    • Stage-1: Without interconnection inspection
    • Stage-2: with interconnection inspection
  • Submission of performance test report for the connection above 100KWp.

Service Fees

  • Free

Service Channels

Service Delivery Time

  • Solar Permit: 11 Working days
  • Inspection:

    • Without Interconnection Inspection:  1 Working Day from the inspection requested date.

      With Interconnection Inspection: 1 Working Day from the inspection requested date.

Journey Map

Project Owner
Contractor / Consultant
Getting Service Information
Project Owner
  • I assign enrolled contractor/consultant.
Contractor / Consultant
  • I search for information related to Getting Solar Permits and Connections service.
    * The information is received through the mandatory training undergone as a prerequisite, and through the publications and resources (standards and guidelines).
Applying for the Serivce
Contractor / Consultant
  • I log-in to DEWA Website and go to Getting Solar Permits & Connections service.
  • I fill-in service application and attach/upload all required documents and submit the application.
  • Upon submission, I receive a confirmation notification with application's reference number.

Applying Solar connection in DEWA Portal   New     

Solar Demonstration Video  New  

Interaction During Processing
Contractor / Consultant
Application Acceptance
  • I receive notification upon application acceptance/rejection/return.
    * If rejected: I receive notification to submit a new application with correct/further information / documents and if needed I may request for technical discussion.
    * If returned: I receive notification to re-submit the application with correct/further information / documents and if needed I may request for technical discussion.
Project Owner
Estimation & Payment (If Applicable)
  • I receive a notification once the estimate is ready, and I get the invoice/estimation.
  • I pay the required amount through any of DEWA available payment channels.
  • I receive payment confirmation notification.
Contractor / Consultant
Inspection (Without Inter-Connection)
  • Upon site readiness, I initiate the inspection request (Without Inter- Connection Inspection).
  • I receive notification with inspection date & time.
  • Once the inspection is done, I receive the inspection results on the same day (approved/snag list).
    * If there are snags: I complete the snags/rectification works as per DEWA Inspection Notice and resubmit inspection request.
Completing Service Interaction
Contractor / Consultant
  • I receive a call from DEWA to confirm the date & time of meter installation.
  • I receive the meter and solar connection.
  • I submit the "With Inter-Connection" inspection request, once the inspection is done, I receive the inspection results (approved/receive snag list), then I submit performance test report.
    * If there are snags: I complete the snags/rectification works as per DEWA Inspection Notice and resubmit inspection request.
    * If the performance test report is returned: I submit the clarification or submit for retesting.
    * Solar system greater than 100KW only require performance test to be carried, I get notified upon supply release.

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