Developing Applicable Scenarios to Install and Utilize Solar Panels in the Houses of Abu Dhabi City

Hamed M. Hussain, Khalil Rahi, Mohammednoor Al Tarawneh, Christopher Preece

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This study examines the utilization of solar panels in the houses of Abu Dhabi city. A presentation of applicable solar power scenarios is displayed on a global scale. Furthermore, solar power applications in Abu Dhabi city are briefly demonstrated. In light of the depleting state of oil-backed energy sources, this study further investigates the social acceptance of homeowners in Abu Dhabi to install solar panels in their private houses, and identifies the main reason and the optimal scenario to achieve it. Importantly, this research solidifies the objectives with a related survey that was sent to 216 interested individuals residing locally in Abu Dhabi city, over a time period of 2 months. The survey, in the main, presents four scenarios that could stimulate interested individuals to change to the use of independent solar power systems in their houses. The results are displayed in detail to show the different opinions of homeowners in the city of Abu Dhabi, and an in-depth discussion follows afterwards, proving a high interest in solar power. The results of the survey emphasize that the most preferred scenario is to have authoritative financial support in the process of solar panel implantation. The conclusion confirms that the rising social acceptance status along with the elected scenario could stimulate the possession and utilization of solar panels in private villas and houses in Abu Dhabi city.

Original languageEnglish
Article number15361
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2022


  • Abu Dhabi Distribution Company
  • UAE
  • green energy
  • social acceptance
  • solar energy
  • sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Building and Construction
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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