German investors look to solar power and renewables for returns

German investors look into the Sun for infinite returns

Close-up image of the Sun
Solar and renewable energy structures back on the menu in Germany, says RBS

The disaster at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant has sparked Europe-wide debate about the safety of nuclear power. And now Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in Germany has seen a revival in demand from investors for structures and indexes linked to solar and renewable energy.

“There is popular consensus that the risks in nuclear technology may not be manageable,” says Kemal Bagci, director of equity derivatives and structured retail at RBS in Frankfurt. “The consequences have been severe when it