REC powers Redtag's warehouse centre in Dubai

REC’s 2,161 solar panels of the TwinPeak series will aid in reducing Redtag’s CO2 footprint by 550 metric tonnes per year

Luc Graré, senior vice president EMEA at REC.
Luc Graré, senior vice president EMEA at REC.

REC has announced the launch of a 572 kilowatt (kW) installation of solar panels, located on the rooftop of the logistics and warehouse centre of BMA’s fashion retailer, Redtag Group.

The European solar panel provider’s flagship project in Dubai will comprise of 2,161 solar panels of the TwinPeak series. Generating 904,000 kWh of electricity annually, REC’s solar energy installation will help Redtage to cut its CO2 generation by 550 metric tonnes per year.

Deployed across an area of 7,000m2, the project is also the first of its kind to be completed under the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA) Shams Dubai initiative.

In addition to the implementation of a metering scheme developed by DEWA, REC’s installation will also connect directly to the authority’s power grid, sharing any surplus solar energy generated daily.

Commenting on the scheme, Luc Graré, senior vice president EMEA at REC, says, “It is a very straight forward scheme and we are confident that the new program will give solar another push in the region. We expect new installations in particular from the commercial rooftop segment.”

Ernest Hosking, CEO at Redtag, added: “The REC solar panels offer high efficiency and reliability in the extreme temperature conditions we have year-round in Dubai… Redtag Group benefited from REC’s ability to manage the project end-to-end, and make certain the installation was completed quickly.”

To date, the UAE sources roughly 120MW of solar power capacity and is predicted to add an additional 300MW by 2018. The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has offered concessional financing of up to $350bn on renewable energy projects.

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