REC Group is now producing its 72-cell REC Alpha Series solar panel, which is being billed as “the world’s most powerful 72-cell panel available on the market,” reaching 450 Wp with a module efficiency of 21.3 percent or 213 watts/m², ensuring higher energy yields driving down solar electricity generation costs for end-users. The production start follows REC’s successful launch of a 60-cell version in 2019.
“Our goal is to empower consumers with the best solar technology. And we know that only with big leaps, energy transitions across the globe can thrive,” said REC Group’s CEO Steve O’Neil. “The REC Alpha 72 Series is a crucial tool for businesses and communities to do exactly this and gain energy autonomy.”
The REC Alpha 72 Series, which combines heterojunction cell technology with advanced interconnection technology, is suited best for the commercial and industrial rooftop segment and ground mount installations with space restrictions where system costs can be greatly compressed thanks to its high-power density.
Weighing only 23.6 kg, REC’s aim is to enable easy handling and quicker installation times for installers. The Alpha 72 Series also offers one of the thinnest frames in the market with 30 mm, this means convenient transportation with more panels per pallet and container, which reduces transportation costs and is ultimately more environmentally-friendly.
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