Geographic Information System
Shuaa: Emirates Solar Calculator
The Ministry of Energy of UAE online solar web application Shuaa, which means solar beam or radiation in Arabic, is a free web based application, which enables UAE residents to perform preliminary calculations for estimating solar power generation potential within their vicinities whether it is a roof, farm, mall, warehouse, factory or parking lot.
Shuaa employs solar resource and technology data within a Geographic Information System (GIS) platform to answer key questions which confuse most small scale solar investors. These include questions such as How much roof area do I require to install a rooftop solar PV system in my property; does my property get enough sun; or how much could I save on my electricity bills?
To facilitate users, Shuaa utilizes a user friendly, map based approach for selecting a specific property in any Emirate of UAE and marking space available for deployment of solar panels. Thereafter, the application shall evaluate the size of the solar PV system, monthly solar power generated, savings on electricity bills as well as potential emission savings. It is crucial to reduce the ambiguities and confusion which all of us face prior to investing in solar PV at our properties and Shuaa is built to achieve just that. The first version of Shuaa is already online and can be used by users for free. The Ministry of Energy seeks to add more features to the application soon such as second generation solar photovoltaic technologies, approved list of solar PV consultants and contractors as well as additional information on balance of system components.
EnWa : The UAE Energy & Water Statistical Gate
EnWa is a web application intended to provide a complete and accurate statistical data for the energy and water sector in the UAE, this application helps decision-makers and other stakeholders in the development of strategies and plans that will contribute to the development of the state and prosperity, as well as the provision of such data to the research and studies and those centers for the purpose of scientific research.
Dams & Water Structures in the United Arab Emirates
In the framework of strategic plan of the Government of the United Arab Emirates and the strategy of the Ministry of Energy in achieving the goal of water security in the state and in highlighting the achievements and efforts of the state in achieving water security in harvesting of rain water in dams and water facilities to take advantage of rain water that descend in some valleys and wasted and achieve the protection from flood risks in light of climate influences that lie in the floods and cyclones risks and recognition from the Ministry of energy to the share responsibility which lies in the ministry's keenness to communicate with partners and the community to enlighten the efforts of the state in the service of society and maintain prosperity in advance development in accordance with international standards and best practices variables, The Ministry of energy launched the application through the web to provides a roadmap to the dam sites in the wadis engineering and water information and data for interest to visitors and student, researchers