REC announces production of 5th millionth solar module at SolarExpo in Italy

REC, will be present at the 13th SolarExpo (Pavilion 7, Stand E2.1), the international renewable energy and distributed generation exhibition, which will be held from May 9 to11, 2012 at the Verona Fair pavilions. During the event REC is celebrating the production of the 5 millionth REC Peak Energy Series module.

Milan, May 10, 2012: REC has been active in Italy since 2009. The localized REC Partner Program including 25 distribution and project developers in Italy is helping to support industry locally. In addition the REC Solar Professional Program, the new certified installer program available in Italy already includes more than 100 certified installers globally.  The program provides installers who join with several exclusive benefits. Both programs will be presented at SolarExpo.

“We are happy to confirm again this year in Verona REC’s commitment to developing the Italian market, not only through the performance, competitiveness and reliability of our products, but also through continuous training for installers and targeted information for customers, so that they can make informed and efficient choices”, affirms Ivano Zanni, Managing Director of REC Solar Italy. “Our recently launched certification program for solar energy installers will certainly offer the Italian market innovation in terms of reliability and support.”

REC Systems which develops, installs and sells state-of-the-art solar power plants completed in 2011 the installation of more than 50 MW capacity in Italy. They are the seventh largest systems provider in Italy according to IMS.

John Andersen Jr., Executive Vice President & COO, REC Group, intervened last Monday, May 7, at the PV Summit session on trends in the international solar industry, sharing a positive view on the development possibilities for solar in Italy. REC will present innovative and high performing solar solutions at the event including the REC Peak Energy Integrated, a building integrated product. The REC Peak Energy EU Module containing EU content which benefits from the current incentive scheme will also be on display. REC modules ranked first in the 2011 Photon Field Performance Test. The diversified product line meets the requirements of Italian customers in residential and commercial markets and also meets the requirements for access to the incentive tariffs covered by the current regulation.

For further information, please contact:
Anja Hesse
Public Relations Specialist, REC Solar
T:  +49 89 442.385.970

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.