REC bids for 800MW Dubai solar project
European module manufacturer teams up with Viridis Holding on joint bid.
REC, the largest European brand of solar panels, and Viridis Holding, an asset management and investment company, have submitted a joint bid for DEWA’s 800MW plant at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.
DEWA’s most recent tender is part of the 3,000MW Solar Park which, once completed, will dramatically alter the solar landscape of the Middle East.
Dubai has pledged to source 7% of its energy needs from clean resources by 2020, and 15% by 2030.
Luc Grare, Senior Vice President EMEA at REC, said: “Dubai benefits from high irradiation levels, making solar quite competitive. However, the best profitability analysis is useless if the solar panels are not performing as they should for at least 25 years due to the region’s harsh climate conditions.
“With REC’s high-quality products, long-term experience and German engineering expertise, REC has the know-how to implement efficient, long-running and reliable solar installations that can withstand the heat and sandstorms that exist in Dubai. We are pleased to contribute our demonstrated expertise on a competitive level backed by sustainable financial stability.”
In addition to REC’s long track record in the region, recent installations and projects include one of the world’s largest and most advanced solar test facilities in Dubai, as well as the first privately financed large commercial rooftop installation in Dubai’s free zone.
Furthermore, REC’s solar panels have been installed on the rooftop of a terminal at Dubai International Airport.