REC Solar Modules Number One in Independent Photon Field Performance Test

SANDVIKA, Norway--()--REC solar modules ranked first during the first six months of a year long comparative quality study by the leading trade magazine Photon.

REC solar modules generated more electricity than 46 other modules participating in the test, producing 6 percent more power on average from January to June. “We are excited that REC solar modules continue to outperform other leading brands giving solar customers the confidence they require when choosing a module supplier”, said Luc Graré, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Cells and Modules, REC Solar. REC modules are designed to perform well even in low light conditions ranking in first place from January until March. The results show that customers receive 6 percent more power from an REC module than similar products from competing brands.

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 best module supplier based 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 modules have held a leading position in the Photon Test over the last eighteen months.

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 about 3,900 people worldwide with revenues approximately EUR 1.7 billion in 2010. Visit www.recgroup.com to learn more about REC.

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Contacts

REC Solar
Europe/USA
Heather Pace Clark
Marketing Public Relations Specialist
+47 951 50 324
or
REC Solar, Asia Pacific
Australia
John Coates
Head of Australasia Market
+61 416 156 833
or
India
Anil Yadav
Head of Indian Subcontinent Region
+65 6495 9788

Photon Test results January-June 2011: Monthly comparison of module yield, yearly comparison leading brands (Graphic: Business Wire)

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REC solar modules ranked first during the first six months of a year long comparative quality study by the leading trade magazine Photon.

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Contacts

REC Solar
Europe/USA
Heather Pace Clark
Marketing Public Relations Specialist
+47 951 50 324
or
REC Solar, Asia Pacific
Australia
John Coates
Head of Australasia Market
+61 416 156 833
or
India
Anil Yadav
Head of Indian Subcontinent Region
+65 6495 9788