REC announces new REC Platinum Partner SunConnex in the UK

Renewable Energy Corporation (REC), the largest European supplier of solar modules, announced a Platinum partnership with the leading solar materials distributor and project developer SunConnex.

Munich – August 9, 2012: The Platinum partnership is awarded to partners who make a significant investment in REC through a combination of revenue achievement, installer certification, joint planning and extensive training capabilities. The partnership marks SunConnex’s active participation with REC in developing a mutually strong relationship to achieve success. REC in return provides intensive training programs and advanced marketing, sales and technical support.
SunConnex has been active in the European solar market since 1989 and operates globally as a distributor and project developer. A formal partnership was first formed in 2008 and SunConnex and REC have worked together on projects in the UK for big names brands such as Tesco, Audi and Peugeot in addition to two large solar farms.

The Platinum distribution partnership in the UK will build on the existing relationship, the partnership aims to help further grow the EUR 1.7 billion global revenues posted by REC last year. As a Platinum partner SunConnex forms part of the REC Executive Advisory Board sharing business leads and referrals. REC also offers partners a suite of tools through the partner portal including “track and trace” on deliveries and online marketing tools. SunConnex will also take advantage of training and development opportunities to improve product knowledge.

Philip Elias, commercial manager at SunConnex, said: “We are pleased to be recognized by REC as a Platinum partner in the UK. We are both extremely experienced operators in the solar market and have enjoyed a successful relationship in the past; this partnership marks our commitment and mutual respect. We look forward to sharing expertise and experience and passing the benefits on to our existing customers and opening up new sales channels.”

Pierre Cesbron, Business Development Manager UK at REC Solar, said: “We are very happy to welcome SunConnex UK as REC platinum partner. Our partnership with SunConnex demonstrates the importance we place on insights and feedback from our partners across markets and is driven by mutual commitment. We believe in creating value for our partner’s businesses and together building sales opportunities and profitability.”

For further information please contact:
Anja Hesse
Public Relations Specialist, REC Solar
T: +49 89 54 04 67 223
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.