Dubai Electricity & Water Authority | Solar PV Equipment Eligibility

Solar PV Equipment Eligibility

In line with Dubai’s vision to become a global hub for green economy, DEWA has launched the Distributed Renewable Resources Generation programme to encourage customers to adopt solar energy as a mean of producing their own electricity. Surplus production will be fed into DEWA’s power network while the owner will be credited for off-setting future use.

DEWA has committed to maintain high technical standards for these installations. Therefore, the solar equipment to be installed will undergo a rigorous process of certification to ensure compliance.DEWA has set the eligibility criteria based on international standards on quality and safety.

Disclaimer for customers interested in installing a grid-connected PV system Manufacturers of PV modules, inverters and interface protection equipment can submit the required information to DEWA in order to be part of the eligible equipment list. The manufacturer and its products can be registered by filling the application forms below and submitting the accreditation documents for the standards described in:

DEWA Standards for Distributed Renewable Resources Generators.

In this document, please refer to:

Appendix C: List of Standards for Equipment:

C.2 PV modules.

C.3 Inverters.

Appendix D: Compliance Tests:

D.2 Interface Protection Systems for Medium Voltage Connected RRGPs.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria (Please refer to the standards document above for details):

PV Modules: Manufacturers shall be aware that the eligibility of their products depends temporarily by the compliance to IEC 61215, IEC 61646, IEC 61730-1/2, IEC 61701 and DEWA DRRG standards (chap.2- technical requirement and appendix D – compliance test). Later, DEWA may also ask for the compliance to IEC 61345 and IEC 60068-2-68. The compliance to IEC 62716 is required only for installations in special environments.

(Detailed guide available here).

Inverters: The eligibility of the product depends on the compliance to UL 1741 or IEC 62109-1 62109-2, IEC 61000-3-2 or IEC 61000-3-12, IEC 61000-6-1 and/or IEC 61000-6-2, IEC 61000-6-3 and DEWA DRRG standards (chap.2- technical requirement and appendix D – compliance test).

(Detailed guide available here).

Interface Protections: The eligibility criteria depends on the compliance to DEWA DRRG standards (chap.2- technical requirement and appendix D – compliance test), IEC 61850 and IEC 61010-1 (optional).

  • Submission of the forms and related documents can be e-mailed to Please note that emails should not exceed 24 MB.
  • For any further enquiries, email
  • The equipment that meets the eligibility criteria will be publicly listed on this section of the website.
  • The list will be published and updated regularly.


  • Manufacturers will need to provide compliance certificates from 3rd party labs accredited with EA or ILAC according to the standard ISO/IEC 17025.
  • Manufacturers are also required to submit an undertaking as per form available below. 

 Application Forms:


Please note that the information presented on the DEWA website provides an overview of the manufacturers and equipment that meet the required standards based on type-test certification.However, this does not constitute an endorsement or warranty of any kind, whether expressed, implied or statutory, including but not limited to warranties of title, merchantability, satisfactory quality, fitness for particular purpose, warranty for performance, professional advice, professional financial guidance, and shall not be relied upon as the only source of information for purchasing, contracting, investment decisions or for executing other binding agreements.

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