High Performing REC Peak Energy Modules Certified for the UK Market

By Rec, PRNE
Tuesday, March 1, 2011

SANDVIKA, Norway, March 2, 2011 - The REC Peak Energy Series Module was awarded the Microgeneration
Certification Scheme (MCS) certificate from the United Kingdom's British
Board of Agrement. The authority grants approval for construction products,
systems and installers. This certification recognizes that REC Peak Energy
Panels meet the requirements for solar projects under the Renewables
Cash-Back-Scheme and can be sold on the UK market. The Cash-Back-Scheme began
in April and pays homeowners and communities that produce renewable energy
for the power they generate. Solar projects must use MCS certified panels
that are installed by MCS accredited installers in order to qualify for the

"We are pleased that the quality and high performance of REC Peak Energy
Modules was recognized by MCS certifiers. This certificate will allow us to
grow our business in the UK and allow our customers to benefit from the
Renewables Cash-Back-Scheme", said Jan Jacob Boom-Wichers, Managing Director,
France, Benelux, UK and Ireland, REC Solar. REC is uniquely positioned in the
solar industry with full integration of the entire PV value chain from
polysilicon to modules. REC is expanding their distribution network in the
promising UK market.

The REC Peak Energy Series was nominated for the Intersolar Award winning
the Solar Industry Award for Module Manufacturing Innovation in 2010. REC
solar modules consistently outperformed other leading modules in independent
Photon Field Performance tests producing more electricity than other leading
brands. REC plans to increase module production four-fold to 800 MW by 2012.
Already a leading producer of silicon and wafers, REC is positioned to become
a key player in modules aspiring to a top ten position.

About REC

REC is a leading vertically integrated player in the solar energy
industry. REC is among the world's largest producers of polysilicon and
wafers for solar applications, and a rapidly growing manufacturer of solar
cells and modules. REC is also engaged in project development activities in
selected PV segments. Founded in Norway, REC is an international solar
company, employing more than 4,200 people worldwide. REC had revenues close
to NOK 14 billion in 2010. Please visit www.recgroup.com to learn more
about REC.

For more information please contact: Jan Jacob Boom-Wichers,
Managing Director, France, Benelux, UK, Ireland, +33-6-85-72-54-42

For more information please contact: Jan Jacob Boom-Wichers, Managing Director, France, Benelux, UK, Ireland, +33-6-85-72-54-42

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