Accelerating residential & commercial solar energy adoption in the Emirates
This year, the UAE government heralded 2023 as the “Year of Sustainability” under the slogan “Today for Tomorrow.” Since January, the Emirati government has launched initiatives, activities and events centered on the UAE’s values of sustainability and the legacy of its founding president, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
“2023 is the Year of Sustainability in the UAE,” said Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Twitter. “Effective climate action requires a shared vision and collective will.”
Later this year, the UAE will host the United Nations’ 28th Conference of Parties — or COP28 — at the Expo City in Dubai. Enact is proud to not only attend but exhibit at COP28 and share our innovative mission to accelerate clean energy.
Enact is a leading solar software company that provides solar design, proposals and monitoring solutions to both residential and commercial consumers. Our mission is to empower clean energy consumers through custom solar designs and a solar monitoring app.
We’ve helped thousands of consumers go solar in over 25 countries — including the UAE, where Enact serves homeowners, commercial and corporate consumers.
Enact in the Emirates
Enact has empowered installers and consumers in the UAE since 2016. In 2023, we expanded our operations in the UAE by partnering with Seed Group, a company of the Private Office of Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed Al Maktoum.
While many know the Persian Gulf state for its oil reserves and vibrant culture — the UAE is committed to clean energy at the government, corporate and residential levels.
The UAE has ambitious climate goals, which has involved the investment of billions of dirham (AED) into clean energy, especially solar. There is an abundance of sunshine in the Gulf state, which makes it attractive not only to the utilities but also real-estate developers, homeowners and businesses.
How Enact empowers UAE individuals and businesses
The heart of any sustainable transformation lies in the empowerment of people, Enact empowers thousands of clean energy consumers across the globe through multiple digital solutions that reflect the company’s values such as transparency, simplicity and being affordable for all.
Enact offers exclusive benefits to anyone seeking to install solar panels on their villas. By embracing solar energy, individuals and businesses can both experience significant advantages:
- Cost Savings: The adoption of solar energy enables employees to slash their energy bills significantly. Sustainable practices and the training of employees on renewable energies It is an excellent opportunity for businesses to show their genuine commitment to employees’ welfare and well-being and to the environment at the same time.
- Energy Independence: Embracing solar power fosters a sense of energy independence, freeing individuals and businesses from reliance on traditional energy sources.
- Environmental Stewardship: With a renewable and abundant energy supply, the UAE can reduce its carbon footprint and contribute to a cleaner planet. Residents can make sustainable choices and lead greener lifestyles, setting an inspiring example for future generations.
Businesses that actively encourage solar energy adoption showcase their dedication to environmental stewardship and become pioneers in sustainable practices. Enact is present in the UAE and supports the growth of many local businesses through various practices that aim to achieve economic and sustainable goals.
Leading companies such as SharafDG and Al Shirawi use the Enact Installer App to scale the solar market, a system capable of preparing personalized proposals in just a few minutes — totally remotely and for thousands of customers. But there are also businesses that operate internationally, such as SmartAE, which have found in the new Design-as-a-Service (DaaS) service the perfect solution to create fast, accurate and customizable system designs across the Middle East.
The possibilities that Enact offers are endless, it is the case of Cummins, global power leader, that takes advantage of the solar advisor services and that uses the Enact software for solar hybrid system design in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the UAE. This is possible thanks to Enact’s industry-leading SaaS platform, meticulously designed to empower businesses and revolutionize the approach to solar energy.
Thanks to Enact, UAE businesses will be facilitated in the achievement of sustainable goals with a real time track of the environmental impact and with the possibility to showcase the sustainability scores — the expansion process in the Emirates is accelerated by the important partnership with Seed Group which supports Enact in this journey.
“Sustainability is one of the most important values being chased by businesses around the world,” Seed Group CEO Hisham Al Gurg said in a press release.
“It is also notable that the UAE will host [COP28] in November 2023. In this context, Enact’s foray into this market makes perfect sense. We look forward to how this partnership shapes up and how it contributes to strengthening the region’s march toward sustainability.”
“Enact provides an intelligent digital platform that enables the development and management of solar and energy storage projects to be easy, transparent, and affordable — Seed Group will facilitate Enact growth with guidance on how to reach the right audience, access top decision”
Driving sustainable growth
Data plays a pivotal role in the pursuit of a sustainable future. The Enact solar platform employs advanced monitoring technology, providing real-time renewable metrics to users.
For businesses, this translates into two key advantages for their Environment, Sustainability and Corporate Governance (ESG) efforts:
- Tracking Environmental Impact: By quantifying the positive environmental impact of solar energy usage, businesses can monitor their reduced carbon emissions and resource conservation. This tangible evidence of sustainable practice strengthens their position as leaders in ESG efforts.
- Enhanced ESG: Armed with comprehensive renewable metrics, businesses can bolster their sustainability reporting, showcasing their dedication to the environment. Investors, stakeholders, and customers value transparent and quantifiable environmental efforts, which, in turn, can attract new opportunities and partnerships.
Not only does ESG matter for corporate social responsibility, but Afridi & Angell found ESG compliance has become a point of concern for investors in a 2023 study. Two financial professionals wrote in Arabian Business that the Year of Sustainability has drawn higher attention to financial investment and compliance with ESG principles.
Solar adoption and support
The transition to solar energy might appear complex, but Enact simplifies the process for individuals and businesses. Enact makes solar simple, while offering transparency and choice.
Through a network of reputable installers, the Enact platform connects users with experts who guide them from the initial consultation to ongoing support. This streamlined approach ensures that solar energy adoption becomes a hassle-free and rewarding experience for all involved.
This is a step-by-step guided process that begins with employee training on renewable energy, with the purpose of improving their well-being and increasing the company’s ESG scores.
After sharing information about the property, Enact energy advisors are able to generate custom solar designs that meet your needs. In this way you will have the possibility to get a complete overview with real-time metrics of what your new energy source will be, how much you can save monthly and your positive impact on the environment.
Following the approval, Enact coordinates the entire process through a network of trusted and experienced installers and in just six to eight weeks the solar system will be operative!
Together towards a more sustainable world
We have always supported businesses in the journey towards clean energy. Due to our presence in over 25 countries, Enact has benefited thousands of companies through our services which include step-by-step support from the first free consultation to maintenance of economic and sustainable success.
By partnering with Enact, we can unite and make a positive impact on the environment and build a better tomorrow. Enact values collaboration and our energy advisors are able to answer any questions.
Businesses can reach Enact online for a free consultation. In the consultation, we can learn your values and needs and develop a solar system tailored to you. We’re always available to connect and discuss how Enact can help you take your business to the next level.
Enact is also thrilled to meet you at COP28 at the Expo City, Dubai from Thursday, Nov. 30 to Tuesday, Dec. 12 — at the conference, Enact can show you our innovative solutions.