At REC, our vision is for every person to benefit from electricity directly from the sun. We hope to achieve this ambitious vision thanks in part to our partnership approach to business in addition to REC’s high-quality products, services, and solutions. This commitment to partnership is what makes us stand out from our competitors and allows us to develop mutually beneficial, strong, long-term relationships.
We create value through efficient and sustainable solar products, services and investment opportunities together with our partners to better meet growing electricity needs globally. We are responsible towards the environment and to our employees, partners, customers and society as a whole. We have a wealth of experience and understand that our partners and customers have different needs, and we use our experience to improve our products, materials and services. We are collaborative and believe that, by working together, we can all achieve our individual and mutual goals. We are straightforward, honest and transparent in all our dealings.
REC's internal testing is twice as stringent as industry standards – meaning that when we send out our panels for certification or testing, we're quite confident they will pass. But beyond attaining a certification, we want our panels to be reliable for the lifetime of the product and perform strongly in even the most extreme environments. REC products and production processes are also certified and endorsed by independent third parties according to multiple global and regional industry standards, solidifying the fact that REC panels meet the highest quality standards required for a long-lasting product.
This high level of quality means REC panels are also leaders in avoiding power loss due to degradation (LID, PID). By choosing a quality REC panel with quality materials, you can be sure to generate more power and thus earn/save more money thanks to reduced degradation. The reliability and quality of our panels are evidenced by our claims rate – out of 4 million panels manufactured each year, just 400 might come back as product claims. And in the unlikely event of a product claim, we have proven processes in place that ensure smooth, streamlined, and hassle-free handling of them.