REC Group is launching its new high-efficiency solar panel at Intersolar Europe 2022 on May 11. The Norway-based solar module manufacturer promises another high-power density innovation that is scheduled to start production in August 2022 at REC’s Industry 4.0 facility in Singapore.
Full details of the new product are under wraps until the official launch event, but the main benefits are “in line with what REC is standing for,” the company notes, “combining high power density with sustainable practices to empower homeowners and businesses to gain energy independence and make a strong contribution to protect the environment.”
The REC Alpha Series was launched as the world’s most powerful 60-cell format solar panel at its unveiling during Intersolar Europe in 2019. REC made the decision then go against the grain a bit and mass produce solar cells and panels using heterojunction (HJT). Forecasts show that soon HJT will gain a lot of ground as PERC cells hit their efficiency ceiling. In 2021, REC launched the REC Alpha Pure panel, a successor with higher power density, that also eliminated lead content, making this the first RoHS-compliant solar panel in the lineup.
“As climate change mitigation and solar PV’s role here grow in importance, we need to be more sustainable too,” says Jan Enno Bicker, CEO at REC. “Bold innovations that increase power densities and energy yield over the lifetime of an installation are vital to offset more CO2 emissions. REC is also continuously reducing its own resource consumption, eliminating hazardous materials and increasing circularity. All our products embody these principles and we are confident this responsible path will inspire the solar industry.”
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