Written by: Leonard Parker | Solar News | 27th April
REC Group unveiled its Alpha Pure Black solar panel. With lead-free production and a substantial gain in power output, the REC Alpha Pure Black will start production in June 2021 at REC’s fully automated manufacturing facility in Singapore, with first deliveries expected in July.
With half-cut heterojunction cells in a gapless layout, the REC Alpha Pure Black delivers up to 405 Wp (219 W per square meter). The REC Alpha Pure Black is based on REC’s Twin Design and the patented split cell and junction box technology that has already proven so popular in REC solar panels, including the original Alpha Series.
The new REC Alpha Pure Black Series is eligible for the premium REC ProTrust warranty package, which offers up to 25 years coverage on product, performance and labor, with guaranteed power of at least 92% in year 25 of operation.
Lead-free. A solar panel typically contains a small amount of lead in relation to its total weight. On a large scale, the impact is significant, particularly when solar panels are recycled at the end of their service life.The REC Alpha Pure Black Series marks an important advancement on sustainability. REC has eliminated lead from all panel components. This means the panel meets the European RoHS regulation, which is mandatory for all kinds of electrical products, but not for photovoltaic panels.
The gapless layout efficiently uses every millimeter of the panel surface by avoiding typical gaps between cells. Because aesthetics play a role in rooftop solar applications, this gapless layout combined with a black backsheet gives the REC Alpha Pure Black Series a seamless appearance, which alongside its lead-free construction and high power, makes it a compelling solar panel choice for both residential and commercial rooftops.