REC Solar modules rated as global best performers in 2011
Sydney, Australia, 20 March 2012: The Photon Laboratory, which conducts the most recognised field performance test in the world, announced that REC solar modules ranked first in the module field performance test, producing 6 percent more energy than competing modules during 2011.
The Photon Test compares international solar module brands over several years, during different seasons and in different light conditions.
REC solar modules ranked first in the year long comparative study conducted by Photon Laboratory in 2011 which measures energy yield. On average, REC modules have generated more electricity than 45 other module brands, producing 6 percent more energy.
REC multicrystaline modules outperformed 45 different types of modules, including thin film and monocrystaline products.
“This award confirms that REC leads the industry in delivering quality, high-performing modules and demonstrates our commitment to quality and efficiency,” said John Coates, Head of Australasia Region, REC.
“Quality, efficiency and longevity are the key criteria for selecting solar modules. The growing market share of REC in Australia means we can deliver our proven top quality modules at a very competitive price point for homeowners and commercial project managers.”
The Photon Field Performance Test measures how many kilowatt hours of electricity a module generates throughout one year in real life conditions. Two modules from each supplier are tested at the laboratory location in Germany. The results published in the industry magazine Photon Profi state that the highest performance ratio of 90.8 percent and also the highest yield of 1,150.4 kWh/kW were measured for the REC module.
Using scientific methodology, the test helps consumers select the best module supplier based on product performance in the field. These results show the excellent bankability of REC modules, as their additional output allows consumers to have a faster return on their investment.
During 2010 and 2011 REC modules have maintained a leading position in the Photon Test, ranking second overall in 2010. As the world’s most integrated solar company, REC delivers high performing products by controlling the complete solar value chain with production from silicon to cells, wafers and modules to systems development.
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REC is a leading player in the global solar energy industry and is among the world's largest producers of polysilicon and wafers for solar applications, and manufactures the highest quality solar cells and modules. Founded in Norway, REC now operates globally and distributes in Australia through Energy Matters to a large number of installers across the country. Please visit www.recgroup.com to learn more about REC.