REC supplies 1MW for commercial solar power plant installations in Japan

REC modules were selected for a 1MW solar power plant project in Ehime Prefecture in Japan.

REC will supply 1MW of solar modules in early 2012 for installations managed by REC’s business partner ADVANTEC. The company will deploy REC Peak Energy Series Modules across locations in Ehime prefecture in Shikoku, one of Japan’s four islands. Luc Graré, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing Cells & Modules, REC stated “We are committed to investing further in Japan and looks forward to the implementation of the new FiT (feed-in tariff) that will help to finance large scale commercial and industrial installations.”

ADVANTEC selected high performing REC Peak Energy Series Modules following an open evaluation of the highest quality modules on the market. The company supplies solar modules to the residential sector and is looking to expand system sales to commercial customers and utility and energy service companies in Japan. “REC was selected as our module supplier due to the excellent power output of their modules which are well suited for the large solar installations we are developing, in addition to European quality and REC’s commitment to invest here,” said Masahide Yamana, President, ADVANTEC. REC modules are ranked in the top position for energy yield in the Photon Module Field Performance Test, providing 6 percent more energy on average than competing brands.

REC has a silicon sales office in Tokyo and is expanding module sales activity locally. Japan is expected to become one of the largest solar markets in the world. REC modules will be on display at the ADVANTEC stand during PV Japan 2011 taking place at Mukuhari Messe in Tokyo from December 5-7.

For further information, please contact:

For sales: Steven Thomas, Managing Director, Japan, REC Solar,+65 9231 6795 or +81 90 5885 5358

For media: Heather Pace Clark: +4795150324

About REC

REC is a leading vertically integrated player in the solar energy industry. REC is among the world’s largest producers of polysilicon and wafers for solar applications, and a rapidly growing manufacturer of solar cells and modules. REC is also engaged in project development activities in selected PV segments. Founded in Norway, REC is an international solar company, employing more than 3,900 people worldwide. REC had revenues close 1,750 million Euros in 2010.  Please visit to learn more about REC.

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