Solar Energy UK 2015: REC Showcases New Applications and Proven High Quality
This year’s event marks the first time that REC will be present with its own branded booth, demonstrating its commitment to the UK solar market. In the first half of 2015, roughly 50% of REC’s shipments to Europe went to the UK.
“With the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP21, at our doorstep, we see huge dedication to renewable energies and an impressive momentum for solar on a global scale,” comments Luc Graré, Senior Vice President EMEA at REC. “Countries all around the world, including the UK, are setting ambitious targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Solar can make an important contribution to this. Yet despite becoming more and more economically competitive, solar is still sensitive to political regulations. Significant changes, such as cuts to Feed-in-Tariffs cuts as proposed by the Department of Energy and Climate Change will slow down the transition and cause the UK to miss its targets and lose its leading role.”
REC will be shining the spotlight on its Intersolar Award-winning TwinPeak Series solar panels, which incorporate 120 half-cut cells, a split junction box, four busbars and passivated emitter rear cell (PERC) technology. With these advanced features, the new series is rated up to 280 watt-peak providing more power output within the dimensions of a standard 60-cell panel and is competitive with monocrystalline solar panels on efficiency and performance. Production of the REC TwinPeak began in Q1 2015 on new manufacturing lines at the company’s vertically integrated, fully automated facilities in Singapore.
In addition to the TwinPeak and the popular Peak Energy Series, the company will be showcasing a new floating solar PV application for European markets, which promises to open up hundreds of megawatts of new market opportunities on underused artificial fresh water bodies. The easy-to-install system features REC solar panels integrated on specially designed Hydrelio floating pontoons manufactured by the French company Ciel et Terre. REC has performed extensive component and panel testing in real and simulated floating conditions and has extended the same product and performance warranties that it provides for rooftop and ground-mount systems for installations on water.
During Solar Energy UK, REC management and members of the technical teams will be on hand to discuss the company’s product portfolio, innovative applications and its commitment to partnership.
For further information, please contact:
Public Relations Manager, REC
Leopoldstr. 175, 80804 Munich, Germany
Phone +49 89 54 04 67 225
Email agnieszka.schulze [at] recgroup.com
REC Group is the largest European brand of solar panels, with more than 15 million high-quality panels produced at the end of 2014. With integrated manufacturing from polysilicon to wafers, cells, panels and turnkey solar solutions, REC strives to help meet the world’s growing energy needs. In partnership with a sales channel of distributors, installers and EPCs, REC panels are installed globally. Founded in 1996, REC is a Bluestar Elkem company with headquarters in Norway and operational headquarters in Singapore. REC’s 1,800 employees worldwide generated revenues of $680 million in 2014.
Find out more about REC at www.recgroup.com