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Europe’s first large commercial installation - high performance REC Alpha solar panels installed on farm in Holland

Munich, Germany April 14, 2020
REC Group, the international solar pioneer with Scandinavian roots, announces the first installation on a commercial site with high performance panels of the REC Alpha Series. The rooftop system was installed in the Netherlands in March 2020 and with a total output of 268,56 kWp it is currently the largest installation with REC Alpha panels in Europe. The REC Alpha series is the company's latest innovation and set new standards in the industry, thanks to a revolutionary technology - combining the use of heterojunction and half-cut cell technology - and their maximized yield and elegant design. With a power output of up to 380 Wp, the panel offers a significant power density of 217 watts per square meter.

Edwin Schilder, REC certified installer who implemented the system, sees great potential for the product in the Netherlands: "Whether it is an installation on a family home comprising only a small roof area or a large system, REC Alpha is the ideal product for customers who want to act in an environmentally conscious manner while seeking maximized performance and reliability over a long period of time. My customers are willing to invest in this. At the end of the day, a higher price for the purchase of a system will pay off over a plannable lifetime of the solar modules. REC itself provides me with the best selling point - a strong warranty, the REC ProTrust Warranty".

The installation in the north of Holland will generate around 240,000 kWh of power annually. This is the equivalent of supplying 80 households1) with electricity. At the same time, the installation, which generates green electricity, saves 170 tons of CO2 per year. The REC Alpha 360 panels were installed for the 1,415 square meter PV system, purchased by REC’s distribution partner in the region Carbomat Group.

System size: 268,56 kWp; Annual Capacity: 240,000 kWh; Equivalent of households to be powered: 80; CO2 saved annually: 170t; Panel type: REC Alpha 360
Number of panels: 746; Installer company: ES Solar; Year Installed: 2020; Location: Oterleek, Northern Netherlands


For further information please contact:
Katrin Anderl
Marketing Manager EMEA
Tel.: +49 89 44 23 85-990
E-mail: katrin.anderl [at]

Leopoldstraße 175
80804 Munich, Germany
Managing Director: Cemil Seber
Court of Registration: Munich HRB 180306
VAT ID-No: DE266243545

About REC Group:
REC Group is an international pioneering solar energy company dedicated to empowering consumers with clean, affordable solar power in order to facilitate global energy transitions. Committed to quality and innovation, REC offers photovoltaic modules with leading high quality, backed by an exceptional low warranty claims rate of less than 100pp. Founded in Norway in 1996, REC employs 2,000 people and has an annual solar panel capacity of 1.8 GW. With over 10 GW installed worldwide, REC is empowering more than 16 million people with clean solar energy. REC Group is a Bluestar Elkem company with headquarters in Norway, operational headquarters in Singapore, and regional bases in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

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