Sandvika, April 22, 2010: Fourth generation module, the first commercial product from one of the world`s largest integrated solar manufacturing facilities, provides more power per square meter with efficient cell and glass design and an average increase of nine watts per module.
The REC Peak Energy Module is the first commercial product to be produced at REC's new manufacturing facility in Singapore. This site is one of the most integrated and automated in the industry, allowing REC to increase solar cell and module volumes four fold. "The REC Peak Energy Module is a solid investment for customers in the commercial, residential, and utility segments, helping REC to become a leading module producer", said John Andersen, Jr., Executive Vice President REC Solar and Group Chief Operating Officer. With the successful start-up of the plant and this product launch, REC has combined a commitment to quality, part of the company's Norwegian heritage, with Singapore's high-quality manufacturing capability.
The REC Peak Energy Module delivers more power per square meter due to several design improvements. Introduction of three bus bars and improved contact between the cell and metal fingers, improves electrical flow, producing an average power gain of nine watts. The unique glass etching process completed in house, utilizes Sunarc technology to increase energy production by two percent. The modules are easy to install with made-to-fit cables and multiple grounding points that reduce the ground wire needed in installation. Easy to lift and handle, the modules have a robust and durable design, supporting a large mechanical load (5400 pascal). "Delivering more power per square meter, with the REC Peak Energy Series we continue to innovate, producing high-performance modules with a focus on quality and efficiency", said Åsmund Fodstad, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, REC. The REC Peak Energy Module is available worldwide for purchase now.
Committed to sustainability, REC modules have an industry leading energy payback time of one year. This is being reduced with innovations such as the new fluidized bed reactor (FBR) silicon production process which uses 80 to 90 percent less energy than traditional methods. One of the world`s most integrated solar companies, REC is in a competitive position for the long term, building on a range of products and increased production volumes.
For further information, please contact:
Åsmund Fodstad, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, REC;
+47 95 42 30 70
REC is a leading vertically integrated player in the solar energy industry. REC is among the world's largest producers of polysilicon and wafers for solar applications, and a rapidly growing manufacturer of solar cells and modules. REC is also engaged in project development activities in selected PV segments. Founded in Norway, REC is an international solar company, employing more than 3,000 people worldwide. REC had revenues of approximately EUR 1 billion in 2009. Please visit www.recgroup.com to learn more about REC.
For more information on the REC Peak Energy Series please visit: www.recgroup.com/recpeakenergyseries