Out of nowhere in 2019 the REC TwinPeak 2 Series went from being a somewhat respected solar panel option to almost one of the most appealing solar panel options available. What happened? A resounding shift brought on by two major changes.

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Make and model:  REC TwinPeak 2 Series.

Variants:  275 | 280 | 285 | 290 | 300W.

  Durability, Performance.

  Module efficiency.

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The evolution of an InterSolar 2015 award winning panel, the REC TwinPeak by today’s standard has become renowned as product of high-end innovation and now more so affordability for such distinguished innovation. True, not a mono-crystalline solution, the renewed appeal now possess unequaled characteristics unmatched by any other

The renewed appeal. Compare the essential Solar Review Solar Module criteria of design, durability, efficiency, performance, guarantee and affordability against the industries best specifications below. 

Design.

REC Solar Module

Will you ever find a better ranked multicrystalline solar panel to pass the Solar Review Module Assessment Design Criteria? Armed with an Intersolar Award, most probably not. The REC TwinPeak 2 Series presents a better overall design than many monocrystalline solar panels available. 

REC Solar

TwinPeak 2 Series - Design
  • Multicrystalline.
  • Up to 6-wire bus bar.
  • PERC enhanced.
  • Glass-laminate (White).
  • Innovative.
  • InterSolar award 2015.
  • DNV-GL certified.

Durability.

REC TwinPeak 2 Panel Image

Durability of the REC TwinPeak 2 Series presents as VERY GOOD when subjected to the Solar Review Module Assessment Criteria. Notably, Salt mist and Hail resistance is high-calibre when compared to the industry average, areas of intense wind loading and desert conditions (thermal cycles) may seek greater specifications.

REC Solar

TwinPeak 2 Series - Durability
  • Snow load 5400Pa.
  • Front wind load 2400Pa.
  • Rear wind load 2400Pa.
  • Damp heat testing 2000Hrs.
  • Thermal cycle testing 200+Hrs.
  • PID Free.
  • Salt mist resistance certification
    IEC 61701 (Severity 6).
  • Amonia resistance certification
    IEC 62701.
  • 35mm hail impact at 23m/s.

Efficiency.

REC Solar Module

For the multicrystalline cell type, temperature coefficient of the REC TwinPeak 2 Series should be considered OUTSTANDING. Although a limited 18% maximum module efficiency of up to 18%, the efficiency qualities which surround that are respectable. That of which includes a +5W (3%) positive power tolerance.

REC Solar

TwinPeak 2 Series - Efficiency
  • 18% Maximum module efficiency.
  • -0.36%°C Temperature coefficient.
  • 0/3% Power tolerance.

Performance.

REC Solar Module

A common solar panel performance score for internationally respected solar module brands. The REC TwinPeak 2 Series pulls no hidden surprises in relation to promised performance overtime. 2.5% degradation within the first year is admirable. 0.7% degradation each year after has become the minimum expected from a linear performance guarantee. 

REC Solar

TwinPeak 2 Series - Performance
  • 2.5% degradation in the 1st year.
  • 0.7% degradation per annum.
  • 25-year linear performance warranty.
  • Parts & service performance warranty.

Guarantee.

REC TwinPeak 2 Panel Image

THE RENEWED APPEAL. A key factor as to why one would select the REC TwinPeak 2 series when combined with the following Solar Review Module Assessment Criteria category. The below guarantee pitches the REC TwinPeak 2 Series amongst the industries best in terms of manufacturer support over time.

REC Solar

TwinPeak 2 Series - Guarantee
  • 25-year warranty.
  • Parts & labour warranty.
  • Authorised installer network with additional end-user benefits.

Affordability.

REC Solar Module

ADDITIONAL APPEAL. Considering the technology at hand, true value exists when superior technology and affordability combine. As an approximate gauge, REC TwinPeak 2 Series solar panels can be sourced from:

USD 0.43 per watt | AUD 0.60 per watt | EURO 0.38

Excludes taxes, shipping and installation.

Source – Google.

REC Solar

TwinPeak 2 Series - Affordability
  • Superior technology score (4.1).
  • Approximately $0.43 per watt USD ex.

OVERALL.

Forget the basic poly vs mono debate when it comes to the REC TwinPeak 2 Series. Overall, the REC TwinPeak Series is a well rounded solar panel which out-specifies a majority of monocrystalline technologies available Further proof that innovative InterSolar Award wining solar panels endure the test of time.

REC Solar

TwinPeak 2 Series - Overall
  • Design 4.4
  • Durability 3.8
  • Efficiency 3.6
  • Performance 4.1
  • Guarantee 4.8
  • Technology 4.1
  • Affordability 4.1

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How was the score for the REC TwinPeak 2 range of solar panels calculated? By utilising the Solar Review Module Assessment Criteria V2.3 >

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