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REC Group receives Top Performer scorecard

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REC Group, an international solar panel manufacturer with Scandinavian roots, has again been named a ‘Top Performer 2020’ in the annual PV Module Reliability Scorecard by PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) and DNV GL. According to PVEL, they are the leading reliability and performance testing lab for downstream solar project developers, financiers, and asset owners and operators around the world. The PV Module Reliability Scorecard is the most comprehensive publicly available comparison of solar panel reliability test results available to the public.

At end-2019, 10 GW of REC’s premium solar panels were installed worldwide, generating 13 TWh of clean energy and reducing 9 million tpy of CO2 emissions. In 2019, REC Group manufactured approximately 4 million solar panels at its production plant in Singapore, featuring innovative manufacturing concepts like Industry 4.0. The company demonstrates an exceptionally low warranty claims rate of far below 100 ppm and thereby offers a comprehensive warranty package, the REC ProTrust Warranty, exclusive to REC Certified Solar Professional installers.

In May 2019, REC Group introduced its latest revolution: the powerful REC Alpha Series solar panels, reaching 380 Wp in a 60-cell format and delivering around 20% more power compared to a conventional product. Thanks to its power density of 217 W per square m, the REC Alpha Series enables greater power independence and electricity bill savings for households and businesses, even when space is limited.

REC Group earned the ‘Top Performer 2020’ status for its REC TwinPeak 2 Mono solar panels in four test categories by which the scorecard measures panel reliability:

  • Potential induced degradation (PID) tests, which involve measuring the loss of power output capacity caused by voltage, heat and humidity
  • Thermal cycling tests, in which resilience to fluctuations in temperature is measured
  • Damp heat tests, which use high temperature and high humidity to evaluate module construction
  • Dynamic mechanical load tests, which simulate the load effect of snow and wind and measure the module’s resilience to degradation

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