San Luis Obispo, CA – August 16, 2012: On display at booth 2218 of North America's largest business-to-business solar industry event, will be the highly innovative concept study SmartFit Solution. Combining a frameless solar module with a mounting system, this new concept has been developed for faster installation times and lower Balance of System (BOS) costs. The result: a smart, fitted and integrated solar solution.
“Solar Power International is the most important exhibition for REC in the US”, says Luc Graré, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing Cells & Modules, REC. ”We are very glad to be a part of it and to showcase our latest product innovation – the REC SmartFit Solution concept – simplifying installations and offering more stability than conventional methods with framed modules.”
In addition to REC’s concept study SmartFit Solution, REC has improved cell and module performance – demonstrating the company’s dedication to research and development across the value chain. Recently, a significant drop in NOCT (nominal operating cell temperature) value for the REC Peak Energy module was announced on the California Energy Commission website: from 47.9 °C to a much-improved 45.7°C. This lower NOCT also helped to give REC a leading PTC rating with the California Energy Commission and makes it easier to see the benefits of REC modules and plan the best-performing solar energy system.
REC’s focus extends beyond providing quality solar products and solutions to establishing quality partnerships. Recently launched in the US, the REC Professional Program will be presented at SPI – introducing installers to the benefits of REC’s unique certification, including marketing support and warranty extension. With the REC Partner Program, REC supports distributors and large installers to achieve their business objectives through intensive training programs and advanced sales and marketing cooperation.
“REC is expanding its activities in the growing US solar market”, adds Jan-Jacob Boom-Wichers, Managing Director Americas, REC US. “The diverse segments and regions throughout the States represent a robust marketplace that we want to grow in with strong partnerships.”
For further information, please contact:
Operations and Marketing Manager US, REC US
T: +1 210 445 3749
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.