THURSDAY 26 JANUARY, 2012 |
REC Solar Panels Top Field Test
Ongoing field testing of 45 solar module brands during all seasons and light
conditions has found REC solar panels to be the best performing panel during
The Photon Laboratory testing determined REC
produced 6 percent more electricity on average than competing
polycrystalline, monocrystalline and thin film panels.
"This award confirms that REC leads the industry in delivering quality, high-performing modules and demonstrates our commitment to quality and efficiency. This is great news for REC and for our partners and
customers", said Luc Graré, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Cells and Modules, REC.
REC has consistently scored highly over the last few years in the Photon Field Performance
Test; which measures how many kilowatt hours of electricity a module generates throughout
a year in real-world conditions.
Results published in the German solar industry magazine Photon Profi
the REC Peak Energy Series modules had the highest performance ratio of 90.8 percent and also the highest yield of 1150.4 kWh/kW.
Founded in Norway, REC is a fully integrated solar company, employing more than 3,900 people
globally. In 2010, REC generated nearly 1.75 billion Euros in revenue.
REC solar panels started becoming a common sight on the rooftops of Australian
homes after local solar solutions provider Energy
introduced the modules to the residential
market in June 2010. Given the outstanding performance of the
Peak Energy Series, demand rapidly grew, resulting in Energy Matters entering
into a 20MW
purchase agreement with REC
- one the largest single solar module supply
agreements in Australian history at the time.
Other awards and recognition for the modules include a nomination for 2010's
prestigious Intersolar Photovoltaics Award, leading a performance ratio test in
2009 carried out by the respected Fraunhofer Institute in Germany and winning
the Solar Industry Award for Module Innovation in 2010.
Peak Energy Series feature an energy payback time, the period where the energy
that went into production of the panel is recouped through electricity
generation, of just twelve months.
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