‘Desert-proof’ solar panels developed

European solar supplier REC claims its new solar panel is “desert-proof”. It is unveiling the “bi-facial” solar panel in time for the opening of its new office in Dubai, UAE. […]

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By Vicky Ellis

European solar supplier REC claims its new solar panel is “desert-proof”. It is unveiling the “bi-facial” solar panel in time for the opening of its new office in Dubai, UAE.

The panels were awarded “desert-proof” status for passing a so-called Blowing Sand Test, which measures how well their performance lasts in high temperatures and blowing sand, said REC.

Luc Graré, Senior Vice President Solar Sales and Marketing said: “We expect that the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region will be a key market from 2015, driven by rapidly increasing energy usage and high irradiation levels.”