REC announces Gold partnership with FoturSol in Switzerland

Renewable Energy Corporation (REC), the largest European supplier of solar modules, announced today a Gold distribution partnership with the Swiss solar energy solutions provider FoturSol.

Munich, July 10, 2012: The company from Switzerland joins the REC Partner Program as a Gold Partner – reflecting their commitment to a long-term partnership with REC, by ensuring solid sales growth while maintaining a strong market position. FoturSol has worked with REC since 2008, distributing approximately 80 MW of REC modules, mostly throughout Switzerland, Germany, Italy and the Czech Republic.

“Germany, Austria and Switzerland continue to be very attractive and important markets for REC”, said Gonzalo de la ViƱa, Managing Director, REC Solar Germany GmbH. “The addition of FoturSol in Switzerland to the REC Partner Program underlines our commitment to these markets and desire to grow together with our partners. We are very excited to bring our partnership with FutorSol to the next level and to develop a mutually strong relationship to achieve success,” he said.
Peter Christen, a member of the Board of Directors at FoturSol, added about the partnership with the largest European supplier of solar modules: “With REC, we have a partner who is influenced by European thinking. We value the high performance and quality of REC modules and the unique relationship we have with them, differentiating REC from other module manufacturers. By partnering with REC, we are certain that we can successfully compete at tough times in the market.”

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, FoturSol will enjoy comprehensive marketing, sales and technical support. REC’s portfolio of partner services and tools will enable them to provide customers with special access to products and support.

For further information, please contact:
Anja Hesse
Public Relations Specialist, REC Solar
T: +49 89 442 3859 70
E: anja.hesse@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, approximately EUR 1.7 billion or USD 2.4 billion. Please visit www.recgroup.com to learn more about REC.