German bank lends €200m for renewable energy in India

Rural Electrification Corporation will provide the funds to investors in the form of low-interest loans

‘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. 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 […]

Vroom! Audi car plant driven by solar panels

An Audi car plant in Belgium is now being driven by solar panels. European solar supplier REC says nearly 10,000 panels have been installed onto the production plant’s rooftop to power Audi’s A1 model assembly lines. Built by REC partner Eoluz, the 3.6 MW installation is expected to generate more than 3,000 MWh of green electricity […]

Huge farm shows Thailand is solar “magnet”

A huge new solar power farm in Thailand is a sign the nation is becoming a “magnet” for renewable energy investment. That’s the view of energy firm REC which installed 41,000 solar panels at the new 9.5 MW Chiang Rai power plant. Covering 24 hectares of rugged, mountainous land in northern Thailand, the plant is […]