“We stand behind our new warranty thanks to the high quality of our products and control of the complete solar value chain. We are committed to offering customers high performance solar modules with a long-term value”
.Each REC module is now guaranteed to provide at least 97 per cent effective output during the first year of operation, providing customers with the security needed when investing in a solar energy system. This is an improvement in comparison to the previous warranty, which guaranteed only 90 per cent performance. The maximum decline is now 0.7% each year, providing a minimum performance level of 80.2 per cent by the end of the 25th year of operation. The material and workmanship warranty is almost doubled from 63 months to 10 full years.
“We stand behind our new warranty thanks to the high quality of our products and control of the complete solar value chain. We are committed to offering customers high performance solar modules with a long-term value”, said Luc Graré, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Cells and Modules, REC Solar. The decision to further improve warranty conditions following extensive evaluation. In order to ensure that REC customers have even more power than they have paid for, REC will continue to sort modules by plus five watts. The new linear and workmanship warranty applies to modules sold as of September 1 2011.
REC is a leading vertically integrated player in the solar energy industry. Ranked among the world’s largest producers of polysilicon and wafers for solar applications and a rapidly growing manufacturer of solar cells and modules, REC also engages in project development activities in selected PV segments. Founded in Norway in 1996, REC is an international solar company employing about 4,000 people worldwide with revenues approximately EUR 1.7 billion in 2010.