Solar Inverters

Opportunity Overview & Value Propositions

Solar inverters are equipment that convert direct current into alternating current.

Product Description:
  • Solar panels generate direct current (DC) electricity which needs to be converted into alternating current (AC) electricity for use in homes and businesses or before being transported
  • Solar inverters convert DC to AC electricity and are used in transforming stations that are located near solar farms
  • Additionally, solar inverters maximize energy production, monitor the system's output, communicate with the grid, and detect damaging system faults
  • Solar inverters include various products such as:
  • Central inverters
  • String inverters
  • Micro inverters
Value Propositions:
  • Strategic location that can act as a dispatch hub for MENA
  • UAE ranked 16th globally in Ease of Doing Business (WB)
  • UAE ranked #10 globally for world class infrastructure in (LPI)
  • High quality of life attractive for skilled talent
  • 100% foreign business ownership and low VAT (5%)
  • Competitive costs of licensing costs and work visas (under process)
  • Strong logistics infrastructure - UAE has busiest ports in MENA region strategically located and enable seamless flow of trade across a region of more than 3.5bn.
  • Up to 80% project financing by Emirates Development Bank
  • 2-year grace periods and low interest-rate loans for CAPEX, working capital, and supply chain financing.
  • Export credit and insurance via Etihad Credit Insurance and AD Exports
  • Access to Free Trade Agreements with high-growth markets such as GCC, Arab countries, Egypt, India, Jordan, Israel, Indonesia, and others
  • Customs exemptions for raw materials
  • 53% of UAE’s exports are to countries with no import duties (GCC countries and other GAFTA countries with FTAs)

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45 – 55 Mn

Investment size (AED) for a typical facility

10 K – 10,500

Plant Capacity (units per year)


Projected IRR

65 Mn

Projected NPV (AED) (10 Yrs)


Work Force (employees)

11 Yrs

Payback Period

Value Chain

Value Chain Analysis

  • High
    localization in UAE
  • Limited
    localization in UAE
  • Mid
    localization in UAE
Design & Engineering
Component manufacturing
Distribution and marketing

Market Size Bar Chart

Global and UAE market size
2022-2032 (Bn AED)


Success Stories

Electrical Equipment and Electronics Success Story

"The Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) is spearheading the UAE’s transformation into a global manufacturing hub for Industry 4.0, leveraging advanced technologies to create future-proof industries, including the manufacture of electrical equipment and electronics. With the focus on sustainability and building energy and water-efficient factories, we are fully supportive of these initiatives and are proud to partner with MoIAT to make the UAE the home of the factories of the future".

Ahmed Khashan
President Gulf Countries, Schneider Electric

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