Greentech Lead America: REC has introduced a
certification program for solar installers including warranty extension and
service fees for those who comply. REC said more than 100 installers in six
countries are already certified as REC Solar Professionals.
REC developed the program together with installers. This
qualification offers installers high-level training and gives them access to a
range of benefits.
Each REC Solar Professional who fulfils certain
requirements is able to offer a 12 year warranty to customers purchasing REC
modules. This is two years more than the 10 year REC product warranty which
includes a 25 year linear performance warranty.
REC will compensate all compliant Solar Professionals
with a service fee for approved claims. The program provides installers with
the possibility of participating in exclusive training courses and seminars in
order to deepen their knowledge and to support their business success. All REC
Certified Installers will have access to an online portal offering flash data,
module registration, and marketing material.
“With our unique REC Solar Professional Program we
help installers to deliver high quality solar installations while providing
them with the tools needed to grow their business in addition to a professional
network,” said Luc Graré, senior vice president Sales and Marketing Cells
& Modules, REC Solar.
Solar installers, who want to become an REC Solar
Professional, should be recommended by an REC distribution partner. Installers
are welcome to register for free for parts of the portal. The program is being
rolled out globally in 2012.