In the UAE, this would require some form of “feed-in tariff”, whereby the government would pay individuals a set tariff for the surplus power they generate in their homes. Although the new panels are some years away, the mechanism for feed-in tariffs should be created now.

An obscure British web site reported that “Both Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia are planning to adopt a feed-in tariff that will promote both the use of and mass acceptance of solar energy within the two countries over the coming years.

The proposal appears similar to the dubious California model in another article. “ECRA has also suggested an auction to take place for power produced from renewable sources on a feed in tariff (FIT) model.