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Australian company selling award-winning solar panels to Bulgaria

REC Inks 20MW Bulgarian Solar Panel Deals, by Energy Matters, 7 May 12, Renewable Energy Corporation (REC) has signed agreements to supply 20 MW of its award-winning solar panels for facilities throughout Bulgaria.

The company says it signed a deal for 10 MW with ALMA-D Ltd. to provide its 240 watt Peak Energy series modules to a 6 MW solar farm in Kamenar and a 4 MW plant in Kameno – both near the Black Sea in Bulgaria.

REC also signed three separate contracts with local Bulgarian partner Elektro-Solar Systems Ltd.  for 2, 3 and 5 MW solar electric generation plants; all of which will be constructed this year.

The company says the latest deals bring the total amount of REC modules installed in Bulgaria to 50 MW; boosting REC’s share in Bulgaria’s solar market to 15%.

n other recent REC news, the company sold a 6 MW solar farm in Bitterfeld, Germany to two investment companies in the Chorus Group. The facility consists of 27,096 REC modules installed on 13 hectares.
Earlier this year, the results of ongoing field testing of 46 solar module brands conducted by Photon Magazine during 2011 found REC solar panels to be the standout performer; generating 6 percent more electricity on average than the other polycrystalline, monocrystalline and thin film panels tested.

Among the other accolades for REC – a nomination for 2010’s prestigious Intersolar Photovoltaics Award and a Solar Industry Award for Module Innovation, also in 2010.

REC’s Peak Energy solar modules have become a common sight on the rooftops of Australian homes after Melbourne-based Energy Matters introduced the panels to the local home solar power market in June 2010.

Energy Matters is a REC Platinum Partner – the only company in the Asia-Pacific region to achieve that standing. The company was also Australia’s first accredited REC Solar Professional and is able to offer an extra 2 years product warranty on REC solar panels the firm installs.

May 7, 2012 - Posted by | business, Victoria

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