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REC establishes Gold partnership with France’s Solardis

Munich – November 6, 2012: REC, the largest European supplier of solar modules, announces a Gold partnership with its France-based customer Solardis, an integrated solar installation and distribution provider.

Solardis has been purchasing panels from REC for two years and together with Altus Energy, finalized one of the largest installations in western France using 12,500 REC Peak Energy Series solar panels.

“We welcome Solardis to our REC Partner Program as a Gold Partner, demonstrating REC’s commitment to building and maintaining strong relationships,” said Luc Graré, Senior Vice President Solar Sales and Marketing, REC. “The shift away from nuclear power supply is a big opportunity for solar and we will support our newest partner with the same high added value, innovative and qualitative services, products, and solutions to help grow their business“.

“We were most impressed by the high performance and product quality of REC panels in comparison to other market offerings”, added Jean Damian, Director Solardis. “We look forward to continued success built on the unique relationship we have developed with REC, including our unique life cycle analysis certificate we earned together with REC.”

The exclusive REC Partner Program offers solar distributors and large installers membership based on both business and qualitative criteria, such as revenue, training capabilities and marketing strength. As a Gold Partner, Solardis enjoys comprehensive sales and technical and marketing support. This will also enable Solardis to select top installers to be certified as REC Solar Professionals, who can then benefit from access to sales and marketing support, installation and technical trainings and extended warranty options from REC.

The industry leading certification program is designed to help installers deliver high quality solar installations, while providing them with the tools needed to grow their businesses and professional network. It includes high level training, an extended 12 year workmanship warranty and rebates on service fees.

REC now has five Gold Partners and 18 installer companies certified as REC Solar Professionals in France, supporting a growing global portfolio of professionals who provide high quality and high yielding solar installations.

For further information please contact:
Anja Hesse
Public Relations Specialist, REC Solar Sales and Marketing GmbH
Leopoldstr. 175, 80804 Munich, Germany
Telephone: +49 89 54 04 67 223  
Email: anja.hesse@recgroup.com 

About REC:
REC is a leading global provider of solar electricity solutions. With nearly two decades of expertise, we offer sustainable, high-performing products, services and investment opportunities for the solar and electronics industries. Together with our partners, we create value by providing solutions that better meet the world's growing electricity needs. Our 2,400 employees worldwide generated revenues of more than NOK 13 billion in 2011, approximately EUR 1.7 billion or USD 2.4 billion.