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REC partner award winners recognized at global partner summit

Rome, Italy, October 12,  2011: REC Partner Award Winners were recognized during global REC Partner Summit in Rome.

Five awards were given to recognize REC Partners during the awards ceremony. “We are very excited to recognize the strong commitment of our partners who have made a significant contribution to our sales and marketing activities over the last year. We look forward to continuing to grow with them as we expand our sales and marketing activities. Strong partnerships are more important than ever given the challenging solar market conditions and with their support REC will remain well positioned”, said Luc Graré, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing Cells & Modules, REC Solar.

The German distributor EWS won the award for distributor of the year for their strong performance in Germany. According to Kai Lippert, Founder, EWS, "We are proud to be given this award and to be an REC Partner. They are currently the only truly fully integrated solar panel manufacturer in the world. This means we can supply a superior quality product to our customers."

REC Solar Inc. a Mainstream Energy company won the award for reference case of the year for several rooftop installations on IKEA stores in the United States. The German project developer Solar-konzept was given the award for project developer of the year for a 28MW installation on a former military base in Germany.  The Belgian solar distributor Carbomat won the award for growth partner of the year for delivering the greatest growth in sales. Energy Matters, an Australian solar distributor won the award for marketer of the year for their innovative work using call centers and internet to market residential installations.

The REC Partner Awards were given out during the global REC Partner Summit for customers which took place in Italy, the second largest solar market globally. The fourth REC Partner Summit brought together more than 100 participants from eleven countries.

For further information please contact: Heather Pace Clark, Marketing Public Relations Specialist, REC Solar, +4795150324, heather.clark@recgroup.com