REC is the largest European brand of solar panels, with more than 15 million high-quality panels produced at the end of 2014. With integrated manufacturing from polysilicon to wafers, cells, panels and turnkey solar solutions, REC strives to help meet the world’s growing energy needs. In partnership with a sales channel of distributors, installers, and EPCs, REC panels are installed globally. Founded in 1996, REC is a Bluestar Elkem company with headquarters in Norway and operational headquarters in Singapore. REC’s 1,800 employees worldwide generated revenues of USD 680 million in 2014
TwinPeak Series PV Modules
Based on a polysilicon platform, the REC TwinPeak Series encompasses a number of new and innovative technologies that provide performance comparable to mono p-type and n-type modules. Most visibly, these modules use “half-cut” cells with 60 cells on each side of the module wired in parallel. This keeps the voltage similar to 60-cell modules, while improving shade tolerance and reducing energy loss due to cell resistance.
The cells themselves feature state-of-the-art Passivated Emitter Rear Cell (PERC), aka “backside passivation” technology that improves the light capture of the cell, resulting in improved energy harvest in real-world conditions. The modules are equipped with a novel “split” junction box that places the PV wire cables with MC4-type connectors near each side of the module. The PV wire output cables are long enough to enable landscape array layouts and all modules are Listed to UL 1703 for the U.S.A. and Canada.
The REC TwinPeak Series modules come with a 10-year workmanship warranty and a 25-year linear power guarantee that allows for no more than 0.7% degradation per year.