MUNICH, June 19, 2013 /CNW/ - REC, the largest European supplier of
solar panels globally, plans to make an impact at this year's
Intersolar in Munich in hall A1, booth 380, by displaying for the very
first time a bi-facial solar panel concept well suited for desert
conditions, and announcing the opening of a new office in Dubai, UAE.
(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130211/594514 )
"We expect that the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region will be a
key market from 2015, driven by rapidly increasing energy usage and
high irradiation levels," states Luc Graré, Senior Vice President Solar
Sales and Marketing, REC. "The new office in Dubai will be the hub for
all activities in the MENA region where we have already started to
establish a new organization and partnerships to enter this promising
REC Peak Energy Series solar panels recently received a "desert-proof"
accreditation for passing the Blowing Sand Test according to IEC 60068
protocol by SGS, the world's leading inspection, verification, testing
and certification company. The test measures durability in harsh desert
environments characterized by blowing sand. REC's strong performance in
the test, which demonstrates resistance to loss in performance caused
by high temperatures and blowing sand, confirms that REC solar panels
are also ideally suited for use in desert regions.
The high performance of REC Peak Energy Solar panels in real-life desert
conditions is also validated by the Desert Knowledge Australia Solar
Center (DKASC). The test site is a demonstration facility for
commercialized solar technologies operating in the arid solar
conditions of Alice Springs, Central Australia. The DKASC reasserts
that REC solar panels perform better than most of the monocrystalline
competitors (c-Si) and achieve higher yields than panels produced by
REC's industry peers.
"We are delighted that our REC Peak Energy Series solar panels perform
consistently and optimally in all conditions and environments around
the world," concludes Luc Graré. "For our partners, we steadily strive
to ensure our manufacturing processes are of the highest standards
possible while testing in real world applications and securing
reliability and durability through stringent quality controls,
exceeding international standards."
The third party factory audits carried out by two high-profile
engineering firms - Mott MacDonald and Black & Veatch - confirm
superior manufacturing process and quality assurance mechanisms at
REC's state-of-the-art production facility in Singapore. Valencia
Puccini, Renewable Energy Advisor at Mott MacDonald commented: "REC's
internal processes and quality requirements provide extra comfort on
the long term behavior of REC solar panels."
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
For further information:
Public Relations Manager, REC Solar Sales and Marketing GmbH
Leopoldstr. 175, 80804 Munich, Germany