Marking its entrance into the UK solar market, REC has been awarded accreditation under the microgeneration certification scheme (MCS) for its Peak Energy Series Module. The certificate was awarded by the UK’s Board of Agrément, which grants approval for construction products, systems and installers.

Under the certification REC Peak Energy Panels meet the requirements for solar projects under the UK’s feed-in tariff scheme, and can be therefore be sold on the UK market. Solar projects must use MCS certified panels that are installed by MCS accredited installers in order to qualify for the FiT payments.

“We are pleased that the quality and high performance of REC Peak Energy Modules was recognized by MCS certifiers. This certificate will allow us to grow our business in the UK and allow our customers to benefit from the Renewables Cash-Back-Scheme,” said Jan Jacob Boom-Wichers, Managing Director, France, Benelux, UK and Ireland, REC Solar.

REC is well positioned in the solar industry with full integration of the entire PV value chain from polysilicon to modules. REC is also expanding its distribution network in the promising UK market.

On a global scale, the company plans to increase its module production four-fold to 800MW by 2012. Already a leading producer of silicon and wafers, REC is positioned to become a key player in modules aspiring to a top ten position.

REC is also exhibiting at ecobuild 2011 at stand N2311.