REC launches new world’s highest-power solar panel for residential installations with G12 HJT cells
The REC Group has launched the G12 heterojunction (HJT) cells, its latest high-efficiency solar panel. The new solution comes under REC Alpha Pure-R, another advancement of the multiple award-winning REC Alpha Series.
Featuring HJT cells in the large G12 format in a patented panel design, REC’s newest product delivers a power output of up to 430Wp, while keeping the module under two m² in area. This makes the new product ideal for residential installations where space is limited.
The REC Alpha Pure-R is scheduled to start production in August 2022 at REC’s new production lines in Singapore, doubling REC’s Alpha product line capacity from 600 MW to 1.2 GW.
At 210 x 210 mm, the G12 wafers and cells are bigger, meaning they output more power. However, most of the resulting modules are substantially larger, which is why to date G12 solar panels have been deployed mainly in large commercial and utility installations. With REC’s new panel design, the Alpha Pure-R shows that G12 can also work well for residential rooftop installations.
“The REC Alpha Pure-R really hits the sweet spot in terms of its size, weight, power output and handling,” REC Group chief executive Jan Enno Bicker says.
“With the new panel, we have managed again to pack more power into a compact panel size, enabling homeowners to be more energy independent, and contributing to the global energy transition.”
The REC Alpha Pure-R comes with a 9A current, making it compatible with various modern MLPE devices, which gives installers more system design options to maximise power for homeowners. Also new: the four-part junction box takes REC’s iconic Twin Design a step further, dividing the panel into four strings and reducing the size of sections that switch off under shaded conditions. As a result, the panel can generate even more energy when partially shaded.