REC Solar Modules Ranked as a Top Performer in Independent Photon Field Performance Test

By Rec, PRNE
Sunday, March 13, 2011

RECsolar Modules Were Ranked Second in a Year Long Comparative Quality Study by the Leading Trade Magazine Photon

SANDVIKA, Norway, March 14, 2011 - REC solar modules generated more electricity than 30 other leading
modules, producing 6 percent more power on average.REC was ranked best in
test for five out of twelve months."The Photon test results clearly
demonstrate the industry leading performance of REC solar modules," said John
Andersen, Jr.
, Executive Vice President and Group COO, REC.REC is uniquely
positioned in the solar industry ensuring consistently high qualitywith full
integration of the entire solar value chain from polysilicon to cells,
wafers, modules and systems.

The Photon Field Performance Test measures how many kilowatt hours of
electricity a module generates during one year in real life conditions in the
field.Three modules from each supplier are tested in an outside location in
Germany. The Photon test is currently the most recognized field performance
test comparing international solar module brands over several years. Using
scientific methodology, the test helps consumers select the bestmodule
supplierbased on product performance in the field. The test results underpin
the bankability of REC modules as additional output allows the consumer to
more quickly see a return on their investment.

REC plans to produce 750 MW of solar modulesin 2011, an increase of 50%
compared to 2010.

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
1,750 million Euros in 2010. Please visit to learn
more about REC.

For further information, please contact:

John Harald Grønningen, VP Sales & Marketing, Cells & Modules,
REC Solar, +34-637-567-808

For further information, please contact: John Harald Grønningen, VP Sales & Marketing, Cells & Modules, REC Solar, +34-637-567-808

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