REC wafers and modules certified for European Content Premium available for solar systems in Italy

Wafers and modules produced by REC are both now certified to benefit from the 10 percent premium available as part of an Italian photovoltaic incentive scheme for solar systems containing European components.

Sandvika, Norway, September 14, 2011: The fourth Italian Energy Bill on incentives for photovoltaic, which entered into force in May this year, provides a premium of 10 percent for all photovoltaic systems containing European materials. REC modules containing wafers and/or cells produced in Norway are now certified by TÜV as European content. All products produced in Norway, as part of the European Economic Area Agreement, are treated as European.

“REC is well positioned due to our production across the solar value chain to provide customers with the quality European content required to access the Italian market,” said John Andersen, Jr., Executive Vice President and Group COO, REC.
REC wafers produced in Norway are certified as European allowing wafer customers of REC to certify their products as European. REC Peak Energy Series EU Modules containing components (wafers or cells) produced in Norway are eligible for the premium. 

REC has an Italian-based module sales office and has several large systems already installed in the country, which is the second largest solar market worldwide.

For further information, please contact:
Sales: Henrik Lund, Sales Manager, REC Wafer,, +4797764558

Press: Heather Pace Clark, Marketing Public Relations Specialist, REC Solar,, +4795150324