Innovative products, projects and strategic cooperations: REC at World Future Energy Summit
The new REC TwinPeak Series solar panel will be on display for the first time ever in the Middle East region and demonstrates the company’s continued leadership as an innovator in the solar industry. The new product offers a cutting-edge solution on a polysilicon platform that can strongly compete with monocrystalline solar panels on efficiency and performance, which are essential to the rooftop solar markets. Based on an innovative design that provides more power output per square meter, the new panel is rated up to 275 watt peak (Wp), resulting in 17% panel efficiency, and features 120 half-cut multi-crystalline cells, four bus bars, passivated emitter rear cell (PERC) technology, and a split junction box. Like all REC products, the REC TwinPeak Series is 100% free from potential induced degradation, avoiding power losses even in the harshest conditions and environments in terms of high temperatures, like in the Middle East region.
Also on display at the REC booth is a scale model of a new test facility in Dubai. With around 130 installed solar panels of various technologies, including multicrystalline, monocrystalline, and thin film, this will be the most modern and biggest solar panel test facility worldwide in terms of variety. Using REC’s state-of-the-art lab measurement technology which was developed in cooperation with TÜV Rheinland, the facility will monitor the performance of each individual solar panel in real desert conditions and investigate best practices in system design, degradation mechanisms, solar resource monitoring and innovative design topologies.
In addition, REC will announce a new strategic cooperation for turnkey solutions for large-scale solar installations mainly in the MEA region. Through this latest alliance with a global leader in power and automation technology, REC continues its commitment to working with industry partners with strong expertise and innovative technology to complement its own high-quality approach. The high-performing solar panels from REC will be part of turnkey solar projects that include components, design, engineering and maintenance services. This extended value offering will help to get installations up and running in regions that do not yet have the requisite local expertise.
Commenting on REC’s showing in Abu Dhabi, Luc Graré, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing at REC says, “We’re highlighting the combination of strengths that make REC a sought-after partner in solar energy projects all over the world: high-performing, reliable solar panels, broad expertise in initiatives that move the industry forward, European heritage, and our commitment to lasting partnerships.”
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REC is a leading global provider of solar energy solutions. With more than 15 years of experience, we offer sustainable, high performing products, services and investments for the solar industry. Together with our partners, we create value by providing solutions that better meet the world’s growing energy needs. REC is headquartered in Norway and listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (ticker: RECSOL). Our 1,700 employees worldwide generated revenues of USD 647 million in 2013.
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