Score only. The Solar Review Module Assessment Criteria compares the REC Alpha Series solar panel against the industries best known specifications. The result, a solar module comparison with no room for discretionary bias and the transparency you desire.  

 

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Make and model:  REC Alpha

Variants: 360 / 365 / 370 / 375 / 380W

  Efficiency, Guarantee.

  Durability.

The following content for the REC Alpha Series should be used as a guide only. Individual circumstances and compatibilities should always be taken into account when selecting the right solar panel for any given installation. This content has been built using the Solar Review Module Assessment Criteria 2.0 and above based on available product specifications at the time of writing. 

Design.

REC Solar

Alpha Series Design; OUTSTANDING
  • Heterojunction cell.
  • Multi-busbar (MBB) wire contact.
  • PERC enhanced.
  • Glass-laminate (White).
  • Innovative.
  • DNV-GL Top Performer 2019.
  • DNV-GL certified.

Durability.

REC Solar

Alpha Series Durability; ELITE
  • Snow load 7000Pa.
  • Front wind load 4000Pa.
  • Rear wind load 4000Pa.
  • Damp heat testing 2000Hrs.
  • Thermal cycle testing 200+Hrs.
  • PID Free.
  • Salt mist resistance certification
    IEC 61701 (Severity 6).
  • Amonia resistance certification
    IEC 62716.
  • 35mm hail impact at 23m/s.

Efficiency.

REC Solar

Alpha Series Efficiency; OUTSTANDING
  • 21.7% Maximum module efficiency.
  • -0.26%°C Temperature coefficient.
  • 0/3% Power tolerance.

Performance.

REC Solar

Alpha Series Performance; OUTSTANDING
  • 2% degradation in the 1st year.
  • 0.25% degradation per annum.
  • 25-year linear performance warranty.
  • Parts & service performance warranty.

Guarantee.

REC Solar

Alpha Series Guarantee; OUTSTANDING
  • 25-year warranty*.
  • Parts & service warranty.
  • *Authorised installer network with additional end-user benefits.

OVERALL.

REC Solar

Alpha Series Overall - OUTSTANDING
  • Design 4.9
  • Durability 4.4
  • Efficiency 4.8
  • Performance 4.8
  • Guarantee 4.8
Outstanding
[ 4.8 - 5 ] The pinnacle of certified specification.
Elite
[ 4.3 - 4.7 ] A rare calibre of technology produced by the industry elite.
Superior
[ 3.8 - 4.2 ] Specifications which are exceedingly superior to that of the industry average.
Very Good
[ 3.3 - 3.7 ] Advanced technology against the industry average.
Good
[ 2.8 - 3.2 ] Better than the industry average is that of which strives a portion better.
Average
[ 2.3 - 2.7 ] A score within this bracket is considered the industry average specification.
Ordinary
[ 1.8 - 2.2 ] Considered below the industry mainstream average.
Poor
[ 1.3 - 1.7 ] There's better, there's also worse.
Inferior
[ 0.8 - 1.2 ] Far below the modern industry average.
Awful
[ 0.3 - 0.7 ] Possesses specifications which are absent or unverified by a certified testing institute.
Avoid
[ 0 - 0.2 ] Unlikely for technology manufactured in the modern era.
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