REC announces Gold partnership in the UK

Renewable Energy Corporation (REC), the largest European supplier of solar modules, announces a Gold Partnership with solar supplier Wind & Sun.

Munich – October 2, 2012: Working with REC since April 2011, Wind & Sun won a tender to supply both REC modules and SMA inverters to the Morawelon Housing Estate, near Holyhead on the Isle of Anglesey, Wales. REC supplied 1,400 235 REC Peak Energy modules, over a period of one month to 175 properties on the estate, equating 280,000 kw/h per year of renewable energy generation to the local community.

Commenting on the partnership, Steve Wade, founder of Wind & Sun, said: “We were most impressed by the low-carbon footprint of the REC modules, in addition to the detailed information provided on salt corrosion, in comparison to other market offerings.“

Pierre Cesbron, Business Development Manager UK for REC Solar, commented: “Welcoming Wind & Sun to the REC Partner Program adds to REC’s substantial network of businesses. This latest partnership demonstrates our commitment to developing strong relationships with professionals dedicated to delivering long-term, high added-value, innovative and qualitative services, products and solutions to the renewables community, providing support in these transitional times.“

To date Wind & Sun has purchased a total of 5.8 MW of modules, reflecting REC’s position as a leading vertically integrated player in the solar industry. In addition, they have trained 16 companies as REC Solar Professionals, and seven of their 12 staff members are now REC Champions.

Steve Wade commented: “We look forward to further successes to build on the strong foundation we have developed with REC.” Wind & Sun will be featuring REC modules on their stand at the Solar Power UK 2012 exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham from 2–4 October 2012 (stand B24).

The REC Partner Program offers solar distributors and large installers membership based on both business and qualitative criteria, such as revenue, training capabilities and marketing strength. As a Gold member, Wind & Sun enjoy comprehensive marketing, sales and technical support.

The industry leading certification program is designed to help installers deliver high quality solar installations, while providing them with the tools needed to grow their business and professional network. It includes high-level training, a twelve year warranty and service fees.

REC now has five Gold and Platinum partners and 140 certified installers in the UK, supporting a growing portfolio of professionals who deliver high quality, high yield performing solar installations.

For further information, please contact:
Caroline Soum
Marketing Coordinator France Benelux UK, REC Solar
T: +33 6 99 06 54 28
E: caroline.soum@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 3,100 people globally with revenues of more than NOK 13 billion in 2011, approximately EUR 1.7 billion or USD 2.4 billion. Please visit www.recgroup.com.