REC Group continues to lead the clean energy revolution with its next generation of REC Alpha solar panels

With an innovative, gapless cell layout, the new REC Alpha Pure Black series achieves 405 Wp in addition to its elegant appearance and lead-free construction.

The REC Group, a leading international solar energy company headquartered in Norway, announces the new REC Alpha Pure Black solar panel. With lead-free production and a significant increase in performance, the new panel marks a significant further development of the multi-award-winning REC Alpha, which was introduced in 2019. The REC Alpha Pure Black will go into production in June 2021 at REC’s fully automated manufacturing facility in Singapore, with first deliveries expected in July.

With one of the most advanced cell technologies in the world, half-cut heterojunction cells in a seamless layout, the REC Alpha Pure Black delivers up to 405 Wp. With 219 watts per square meter, the panel offers one of the highest power densities on the market and helps homeowners and companies to make optimal use of space and benefit from even greater savings in energy costs. The REC Alpha Pure Black is based on REC’s twin design and patented split-cell and junction box technology that has proven so popular with REC solar panels, including the original Alpha series.

The new REC Alpha Pure Black series is entitled to the premium guarantee package REC ProTrust, which offers product, service and working hours coverage for up to 25 years[1]with a guaranteed performance of at least 92% in the 25th year of operation.

The REC Alpha Pure Black series marks an important step forward in terms of sustainability. REC has removed lead from all panel components. This means that the panel complies with the European RoHS regulation[2]This is mandatory for all types of electrical products, but not for photovoltaic modules. This innovation is a testament to REC’s continued commitment to purifying clean solar energy while conserving natural resources, reducing waste and eliminating hazardous components.

A solar panel usually contains a small amount of lead relative to its total weight. On a large scale, the impact is significant, especially if solar panels are recycled at the end of their life. Last year alone, around 400 million solar modules were produced worldwide, adding around 10,000 tons of lead to the ecosystem.

The seamless layout efficiently uses every millimeter of the plate surface by avoiding typical gaps between the cells. As aesthetics play a role in rooftop solar applications, this seamless layout combined with a black back panel gives the REC Alpha Pure Black series a seamless appearance that, in addition to its lead-free construction and high performance, makes it a compelling choice for solar panels for both Power residential areas and commercial roofs.

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