MUNICH, Germany, Feb. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - REC, the largest European
supplier of solar panels, announces an enhanced certification for
potential-induced degradation (PID) resistance.
The PID-resistance test, certified by the Solar Energy Research
Institute of Singapore (SERIS), subjected the solar panels to some of
the harshest PID-test conditions in the industry:
Negative voltage of 1,000 Volts
Ambient temperature of 60°C
Relative humidity of 85 percent
Test period of 96 hours
The REC Peak Energy solar panels performed very well in the test,
showing less than two percent power degradation and demonstrating high
quality and reliability. Thanks to optimization of design, materials
selection and in-house manufacturing processes, REC has succeeded in
further improving its solar panels' durability and reliability for the
REC's solar panels are already certified to the industry-accepted TÜV
Rheinland standards, in which a negative voltage of 1,000 Volts is
applied to the panels at 25°C for a period of 168 hours.
"We are very proud to be one of only a few manufacturers passing the PID
test at this protocol and doing so with such excellent results,"
commented Luc Graré, Senior Vice President Solar Sales and Marketing,
REC. "Consistent high yield, quality, and durability are of utmost
importance in today's market and our outstanding performance in this
demanding test clearly demonstrates that REC solar panels are among the
best in the industry."
The last PID certification further confirms REC's commitment to produce
reliable solar panels with outstanding performance even when exposed to
the harshest conditions and environments. It is also proof of REC's low
degradation levels and provides a quantitative and independent
assessment of reliability performed by a neutral and credible third
party institute. This certification ensures that REC offers customers,
developers, banks and investors all over the world, solar panels that
perform in accordance to REC's warranty in the most demanding of
REC is a leading global provider of solar electricity solutions. With
nearly two decades of expertise, we offer sustainable, high-performing
products, services and investment opportunities for the solar and
electronics industries. Together with our partners, we create value by
providing solutions that better meet the world's growing electricity
needs. Our 2,300 employees worldwide generated revenues of more than
NOK 7 billion in 2012, approximately EUR 1 billion or USD 1.3 billion.
To see more of what REC can offer, visit http://www.recgroup.com.
SOURCE: REC Solar Sales and Marketing GmbH
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