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3 New REC Solar Panel Based Utility Scale Facilities

By:  Energy Matters

REC has announced three recently commissioned utility scale installations in North Carolina, USA using its solar modules.
The projects collectively host 80,000 REC 250 watt Peak Energy Series solar panels; totaling just under 20 megawatts capacity.

The new facilities are Rock Solar Farm (6.7 MW),Mt. Olive Solar Farm (6.7 MW) and AM Best Solar Farm (6.7 MW).

Combined, the solar farms will service the electricity needs of thousands of homes and offset approximately 13,380 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually.

The facilities were commissioned in the first half of 2013 and were developed, engineered and constructed by Strata Solar LLC.

“We are impressed by the quality of REC solar panels, and also by the fact that REC keeps its delivery promises and stands behind its product. These standards are core to our building world class facilities on schedule and to the high standard that we both demand and deliver,” said Markus Wilhelm, Strata Solar's CEO.

REC says the USA market continued to experience rapid growth in 2012 and is committed to being an active player in the US. It believes the recent utility scale installations will “strengthen REC's already solid reputation across the US and position it as a provider of choice moving forward.”

The company doesn't just have the USA in its sights – it also recently announcedthe first REC-based utility scale project in Argentina and the opening of an office in Dubai, UAE.

In Australia, the company has grown from being a relatively unknown name to one recognised as being a quality manufacturer in just a few years after local solar provider Energy Matters introduced REC panels to the Australian home solar market in 2010.

In other recent REC news, the company has announced it will release its second quarter results for 2013 on Thursday July 18, 2013. The presentation, held in English, will be broadcasted live over the web, and can be accessed