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REC Solar Panels – About Us

REC was founded in Norway in 1996 and has since come a long way; from hand-washing its first wafer, to producing 20 million panels in its history at end-2015, REC has had the sustainable production of clean energy products as its core focus, growing from a pioneer in the solar industry, to a world leader.

1996     REC established in Norway

1997     First wafer washed by hand in summer 1997

1997     Production of wafers, solar cells, and solar panels in Scandinavia (Norway and Sweden)

2010     Fully automated and integrated production of wafers, cells, and panels begins at state-of-the-art factory in Singapore

2013     Split of REC from Renewable Energy Corporation ASA (REC Silicon)

2015     REC acquired by Norway’s Elkem Group (Bluestar Investment Co. Ltd.)

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