REC to install solar panels in Redtag’s Dubai-based centre
REC will power a new solar installation for Redtag Group as one of the first projects to be completed as part of a new UAE initiative, Shams Dubai, to promote renewable energy.
The European solar panel manufacturer is not only providing the photovoltaic (PV) panels but the full EPC expertise. The rooftop installation extends over 7,000m2 and will be located in fashion retailer, Redtag’s, logistics and warehouse centre.
It will be one of the first installation under Dubai’s new renewable metering scheme for renewable energies.
The solar panels (2,161 in total) are expected to generate 904,000kWh of electricity, reducing the CO2 footprint by 550 metric tonnes per year.
In its bid to encourage investment in solar projects – and kick-start the private rooftop solar market – Dubai has therefore introduced a net metering scheme that encourages household and building owners to install solar panels and connect their installation to the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) grid.