REC rolls out its industry-leading certification program for solar installers in the US

The Solar Professional Program includes trainings and seminars to equip installers with tools and industry knowledge

San Luis Obispo, CA – July 25, 2012: Renewable Energy Corporation (REC), a leading global manufacturer of solar modules, is rolling out its successful REC Solar Professional Program for installers in the US. Since its recent launch in March 2012, REC has already certified more than 300 installers in ten countries as REC Solar Professionals.


"With the REC Solar Professional Program, REC is equipping installers with the tools and know-how to stand out, increase their credibility and grow their businesses," said Jan-Jacob Boom-Wichers, Managing Director Americas, REC Solar US. "We are excited to now offer this Program to solar installers in the US, and to help our installation partners offer their customers high-quality installations backed by excellent technical and safety expertise, and of course, with the assurance of REC's top performing solar modules."

In addition to training programs and exclusive seminars aimed to deepen their technical and industry knowledge, installers certified as REC Solar Professionals will benefit from an extended product workmanship warranty (an additional two years on top of the REC's standard 10-year warranty) and access to other sales and marketing tools that support their business success.

REC Solar Professionals will benefit from access to the exclusive online REC Solar Professional Portal, which is available 24 hours a day. The REC Solar Professional Portal offers users the ability to the REC Flash Test database, online module registration, a library of training materials and many co-branded marketing tools.

REC will begin qualifying and certifying REC Solar Professional Installers immediately. "Our aim is to further support our customers out in the field, by providing comprehensive support," added Boom-Wichers. "We look forward to welcoming many new partners to the program in the second half of this year."

Trainings will be offered in the following cities in the second half of 2012:

Monday, August 20, 2012 San Francisco, CA
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, September 06, 2012 Tampa, FL
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Newark, NJ
Thursday, September 20, 2012 Boston, MA
Monday, October 15, 2012 Raleigh, NC
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Denver, CO
Thursday, November 15, 2012 Austin, TX
Tuesday, December 04, 2012 Seattle, WA
Thursday, December 06, 2012 Salt Lake City, UT

Visit http://www.recgroup.com/installers for more information and to find out how to participate in the REC Solar Professional Program.

For further information, please contact:
Misty Benham
Operations and Marketing Manager US, REC Solar US
T: +1 210 445 3749
E: misty.benham@recgroup.com

About REC:
REC is a leading vertically integrated solar energy company. REC produces polysilicon, wafers, cells and modules for the solar industry, and silicon materials for the electronic industry. REC also engages in project development in selected PV segments. Founded in Norway in 1996, REC employs around 3,200 people globally with revenues of more than NOK 13 billion in 2011, approximately USD 2.4 billion. Please visit www.recgroup.com to learn more about REC.

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