REC - AEE Solar partnership goes Platinum in the US

REC today announced its continuing partnership with the US Solar Power Wholesale Distributor AEE Solar, welcoming the leading national solar equipment provider to join the REC Partner Program. AEE Solar will join the program as a Platinum Partner, reflecting its long and successful partnership with REC, the leading vertically integrated player in the solar energy industry.

California - USA, May 23, 2012: "The US market is very important to REC due to its enormous potential. The diverse segments and regions within the US represent robust marketplace that we want to grow in with strong partnerships,” said John Harald Grønningen, VP Sales, Cells & Modules, REC Solar. “The addition of AEE Solar to our Partner Program represents our commitment to grow together with our partners in the US. We are very excited to develop with AEE Solar such a mutually strong relationship to achieve success,” he said.

“We are proud to be selected as a Platinum Partner for REC Group in the US,” stated Gregg Fisher, Vice President and General Manager of AEE Solar, “The Platinum partnership between AEE Solar and REC Group points to the strong relationship that we have developed over many years, as well as the strong focus both companies have on delivering the best products, top-notch customer service and continuous education to the solar marketplace.”

With its Partner Program REC supports distributors and large installers to achieve their business objectives through intensive training programs and advanced sales and marketing cooperation. As a Platinum partner, AEE Solar will enjoy comprehensive marketing, sales and technical support through REC’s portfolio of partner services and tools. This will enable AEE to select top dealers to be certified as REC Solar Professionals, and as a result provide them with enhanced access to marketing and sales support, installation and training and enhanced warranty options from REC Group.

For further information, please contact:
Misty Benham
Operations and Marketing Manager US
T: +1 210 445 3749
E: misty.benham@recgroup.com

About REC
REC is a leading vertically integrated solar energy company. REC produces polysilicon, wafers, cells and modules for the solar industry, and silicon materials for the electronic industry. REC also engages in project development in selected PV segments. Founded in Norway in 1996, REC employs around 3,200 people globally with revenues of more than NOK 13 billion in 2011. Please visit www.recgroup.com to learn more about REC.

About AEE Solar, Inc.
AEE Solar Inc., a subsidiary of Mainstream Energy Corporation, is one of the nation’s largest wholesale distributors of solar products and equipment. With over 30 years of solar expertise, AEE offers their customers the products, training and support needed to succeed. AEE supplies resellers, contractors, integrators, and installers the field-tested, reliable products they need to design, install and maintain renewable energy systems. For more, visit AEESolar.com or call 800.777.6609.