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REC Group kicks off production of its ground-breaking Alpha 72 Series solar module

Tuas, Singapore February 25, 2020
REC Group, an international pioneering solar energy company with Scandinavian heritage, is thrilled to announce the production start of the 72-cell REC Alpha Series solar panel. The REC Alpha 72 Series will be the world’s most powerful 72-cell panel available on the market, reaching 450Wp with a module efficiency of 21.3% 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 the world’s most powerful 60-cell solar panel in 2019.

Following the successful market introduction of the world’s most powerful 60-cell solar panel, the REC Alpha Series, REC Group is announcing the production start of the Alpha’s 72-cell version for May 2020. With the Alpha 72 Series, REC once again demonstrates its commitment to empower consumers with clean solar energy through innovative high-performance products as well as trust and appreciation for high-end Singaporean manufacturing.

REC Group’s CEO Steve O’Neil states: “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. 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 perfectly suited 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 23.5kg, REC’s high-end module thereby enables easy handling and quicker installation times for installers. The Alpha 72 Series also offers one of the thinnest frames in the market with 30mm, this means convenient transportation with more panels per pallet and container, which reduces transportation costs and is ultimately more environmentally-friendly.

An innovative technology for higher energy yields with patented design:

  • Absence of light-induced degradation (LID) and a best-in-class low temperature coefficient.
  • A super strong frame design including support bars ensuring high performance levels over the installation lifetime.
  • A world leading warranty, resulting in a minimum of 92% of nameplate power warranted at end of year 25.
  • The Alpha 72 is also eligible for REC’s ProTrust warranty which includes labor warranty and is available to REC Certified Solar Professionals. For further information, please visit www.recgroup.com/ProTrust.

For all technical details, please see here: www.recgroup.com/alpha

The 60-cell REC Alpha panel was initially launched at Intersolar Europe on May 15, 2019. First rooftop systems been installed in Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, U.S., New Zealand and Japan. For homeowners as well as businesses, REC Alpha is the perfect solar module to drastically reduce their electricity bill and lead the shift towards a cleaner future by going solar with the latest technology, even with limited space available.

With 10 GW of REC solar panels manufactured and installed worldwide to date, generating 13 TWh of clean energy and empowering more than 16 million people, REC Group is a credible advocate for the global energy transition.

For further information please contact:
Agnieszka Schulze
Head of Global PR, REC Group
Tel.: +49 89 54 04 67 225
E-mail: agnieszka.schulze [at] recgroup.com

REC Solar EMEA GmbH
Leopoldstraße 175
80804 Munich, Germany
Managing Director: Cemil Seber
Court of Registration: Munich HRB 180306
VAT ID-No: DE266243545

About REC Group:
REC Group is an international pioneering solar energy company dedicated to empowering consumers with clean, affordable solar power in order to facilitate global energy transitions. Committed to quality, innovation and an industry-leading warranty, REC offers photovoltaic modules with leading high quality backed by the lowest known warranty claims rate in the industry. Founded in Norway in 1996, REC employs 2,000 people and produces 1.8 GW of solar panels annually. With over 10 GW installed worldwide, REC is empowering more than 16 million people with clean solar energy. REC Group is a Bluestar Elkem company with headquarters in Norway, operational headquarters in Singapore, and regional bases in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

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