REC Announces 250w Modules and Results Proving Leading Product Performance in Real World Conditions

By Rec, PRNE
Tuesday, June 7, 2011

SANDVIKA, Norway, June 8, 2011 -

REC today announced certification for 260 Watt modules and production of
250 Watt modules, survey results and test installations developed to measure
product performance in real world conditions, as well as a first place
position in the first three months of the 2011 Photon Field Performance Test.

REC solar modules were ranked first during the first three months of a
year-long comparative quality study by the leading trade magazine Photon
after placing second for the year in 2010. "REC's focus on delivering high
performing solar solutions has allowed us to secure a leading position in the
Photon Field Performance Test", said Anders Søreng, Vice President,
Technology, Cells and Modules, REC Solar.

A recent survey of 581 REC distributors and project developers showed
that satisfaction with the REC module has increased over the last three years
with those surveyed giving the REC module a 5 on a scale of 6 for
reliability, power output and customer satisfaction. "REC is proactively
engaging in surveys, testing and certification to provide evidence of the
strong performance of our products to assist customers in making an educated
module selection", said John Harald Grønningen, Vice President, Sales and
Marketing, Cells and Modules, REC Solar.

Already producing 250W modules which are now available for purchase, REC
is one of a few suppliers certified by TUV to produce 260W modules. REC also
received certification for ammonia resistance from TUV, which measures how
modules will perform in agricultural environments by simulating exposure to
the substance in areas with livestock. REC modules successfully performed
throughout the test which measures how modules operate in agricultural
locations for up to twenty years where module degradation can impact power
output. The REC Peak Energy Series Module was also recently entered in the
TUV Rheinland Energy Yield Measurement Test for 2011.

REC is engaged in long-term outdoor module performance testing with the
Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) which operates a
specialized testing facility to test modules in harsh tropical climates
including high temperatures and humidity. "SERIS brings together the best
minds in solar technology to work with REC to deliver world class testing and
research and development to support a sustainable energy supply", said
Professor Joachim Luther, Chief Executive Officer, SERIS. The test sites will
measure how exposure in harsh climates impact performance to help REC to
further improve product performance.

About REC

REC is a leading vertically integrated player in the solar energy
industry. Ranked among the world's largest producers of polysilicon and
wafers for solar applications, and a rapidly growing manufacturer of solar
cells and modules, REC also engages in project development activities in
selected PV segments. Founded in Norway in 1996, REC is an international
solar company, employing more than 3,900 people worldwide with revenues close
to EUR 1.7 billion in 2010. Please visit to learn more about

For further information, please contact:

John Harald Grønningen, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Cells &
Modules, REC Solar, +47-90-24-80-20.


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