Leading solar company REC attends Ecobuild, world’s largest green building event

This week REC will be attending Ecobuild, the world’s largest green building event.

London - 20 March 2012: Featuring over 1,500 suppliers and more than 55,000 visitors, Ecobuild attracts pioneers in the industry and the most influential individuals and organizations in green design and construction.
“Building on the success from last year, we are delighted to return to Ecobuild,” said Jan Jacob Boom-Wichers, Managing Director of REC Solar for France, Benelux, UK and Ireland.

“The recent expansion of our research and development, and sales and marketing teams leaves us well placed to meet the needs of the UK installer community. We look forward to clarity on the regulatory framework as the market certainly has great potential.”

Arndt Lutz, Director of Development and Legal Affairs, Europe, for REC Systems, confirmed the company’s commitment to the UK market. “We have a large market here in the UK, recently strengthened by the completion, development and sale of a 5MW solar power plant on the Isle of Wight.”
The Durrants plant, located on the Isle of Wight, will produce 5400 MWh of electricity yearly and includes more than 19,000 high performance REC Peak Energy modules. The installation will offset 3,500 tons of CO2 per year and provide enough energy to support 1,450 four person homes per year.

In addition, REC recently supplied solar panels to the 5MW for the Ebbsfleet solar plant in Kent, UK.
REC is a pioneer in the solar industry, with high-quality efficient products. In January Photon Laboratory announced that REC modules ranked first in the 2011 module field performance test, producing 6 percent more energy than competing modules.

As part of REC’s wider commitment to make solar power accessible to those who need it most, the company recently made a donation to the UK based SolarAid. SolarAid works to provide solar study lights for students and their families in southern and eastern Africa. Since Christmas 2011, SolarAid has sold thousands more solar lighting products across Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi and Kenya, benefiting almost 30,000 people. Their goal is to end the use of kerosene for lighting in Africa by 2020.

REC has a 70 square meter booth (N3630) at Ecobuild for the duration of the three day event at London’s ExCeL center on 20th - 22nd March. The booth will be staffed with REC representatives covering the UK market who welcome attendees to visit and learn more about the business’ presence and activities.

For further information, please contact:
Caroline Soum, Marketing Coordinator France, Benelux, UK
REC Solar France SAS +33 6 99 06 54 28