REC solar panels, worth the hype?

REC Solar to many is not necessarily a household name. However, this Scandinavian (BNEF Tier-1) brand is more than entrenched and respected amongst solar enthusiasts. Since exceeding expectation with an Intersolar innovation award in 2015 for the remarkable REC TwinPeak range, more and more researched individuals have begun demanding REC Solar panels.

REC Solar Panels Perth WA Product Feature. 

The homeowner edition of the latest Perth Solar Warehouse price list includes all the following need to know information about REC Solar panel options and more:

  • Fully installed 3.3kW, 6.6kW & 10kW REC Solar prices.
  • Exclusive discounts & interactive price guide.
  • Mix & match inverter technology.
  • Exceptional energy storage options.
  • Energy production guide.
  • Estimated savings potential.
  • Payment plan options & more!
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Entrenched in solar module research, you’ve started to come across one name in particular. A name respected by installers, has a high level of customer satisfaction and continues to turn heads on the innovation front within the last decade.

There no doubt REC Solar panels are worth a second and even third look for your solar project. But why so? The essential need-to-know information below. 

Any other essential information on REC solar panels you think should be covered?  Be vocal, add a comment below, and the answer you seek won’t be far! – PSW Team.

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Which to avoid?

With so many great 60-cell REC solar panels available, selecting the bigger and heavier 72-cell variant on a residential installation isn’t advisable. 

Yes, a higher wattage solar panel seems excellent. However, the 72-cell REC solar panels still occupy the same footprint (surface area) as a system comprised of the lower wattage 60-cell variants. In 95% of residential installations, the negatives of installing 72-cell solar panels far outweigh the positives.

Avoid the temptation of the higher watt-class. Dimensions and efficiency is the key to truly high-powered REC solar panels. Selected older 60-Cell REC solar panels which are still available, are excluded from REC’s new extended warranty. For such are also detailed below.

REC Solar Panels
Efficiency
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REC TwinPeak 2 72 Series
16.5 – 17.7%
Datasheet
REC TwinPeak 2 Mono 72 Series
17.9 – 18.9%
Datasheet

Related Article: Why you should avoid 72-cell solar panels, discover >

Which to consider?

The fact that you are already considering REC solar panels as an option means you’re on the right path to some serious long-term solar satisfaction. Eliminating 72-cell solar module variants in most instances is the next step for residential installations.

Now for the selection. Many people are now attracted to REC’s new extended warranty (explained below). With this in mind, REC’s extended warranty has two critical criteria for eligibility. One of which is the solar panel be derived from REC’s premium solar module range. Those particular options are below.

Expansive rooftops can consider:
REC Solar
Efficiency
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TwinPeak 2 Series 275 | 280 | 285 | 290 | 295 | 300W
16.5 – 18.0%
Datasheet
TwinPeak 2 Mono Series 300 | 305 | 310 | 315 | 320W
18.0 – 19.2%
Datasheet
Limited rooftops should consider:
REC Solar
Efficiency
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REC N-Peak Series 310 | 315 | 320 | 325 | 300W
18.6 – 19.8%
Datasheet
Alpha Series 360 | 365 | 370 | 375 | 380W
20.6 – 21.7%
Datasheet

What is the warranty?

Now one of the elite three players in the full 25-year warranty market, there is something a little more desirable about REC’s new extended 25-year warranty as opposed to the others.

Product Warranty: This is the big one. 20-years base product integrity warranty, extended to 25-years if installed by an REC Professional Installer upon registration (premium REC panels only). What does this mean for you? Higher chance of the product warranty adhering manufacturer specifications. Remember if any solar product is not installed to manufacturer guidelines, there is no warranty. Forget what is printed on the box.

Performance Warranty: This all depends on which REC solar panel variant you seek. Largely because of cell purity. To keep it simple after the first year digression period the following REC solar panel performances (at Standard Test Conditions) are guaranteed to degrade by no more than the adjacent amount each year for 24-years:

  • REC TwinPeak 2 series – 0.7%
  • REC TwinPeak 2 mono series – 0.7%
  • REC N-Peak series – 0.5%
  • REC Alpha series – 0.25%

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Where are REC solar panels made?

Maintaining its strong European heritage, REC remains a listed company on the Oslo Stock Exchange. In 2010 after considering 200 possible global locations, REC nominated Tuas, Singapore as its new centralised global manufacturing hub.

Renowned as one of Asia’s most evolved commercial centres, Singapore is strategically located to ensure ease of global distribution. Emersed in a society which understands the importance of maintaining high-quality standards.

A move which continues to ensure the REC name is synonymous with quality a decade later.

What do they cost?

Like any product of high quality, one expects to pay a little more than the cheap newspaper adverts. The great news is that REC solar panels pack superior value for the price. A significant reason why this has become one of PSW’s most popular solar panels of 2019. 

  • 3kW: $3990 – $5990 AUD.
  • 6kW: $4490 – $9990 AUD.
  • 10kW: $8990 – $15990 AUD.

When considering the superior warranty benefits combined with exceptionally high product quality and proven performance over time in the enduring Australian conditions, price is severely affordable when compared to alternatives in this league. 

Selected inverter technology and installation specifics will always affect the broader end of the pricing spectrum.

Please note that accurate (and often reduced) pricing is currently available in the REC Solar Perth WA Product Feature within the latest PSW Catalogue >

Which is ideal for you?

Now superseded within the Perth Solar Warehouse range is the REC TwinPeak 2 poly variants. Available from 2019 is the new release monocrystalline variant, the REC TwinPeak 2 mono. Due to improved efficiency, superior warranty and exceptional affordability, the TwinPeak 2 mono remains 2019’s best seller.

Combined with another new 2019 release esteemed inverter in the new SMA Sunny Boy AV-41 and the SMA Sunny Tripower AV-40 range for the ultimate in high spec value. PSW’s number one product combination this year and further proof that many are now doing their research.

Many alternative popular combinations exist to ensure the REC solar panels which you’ve selected work best for you, including both Fronius and Huawei. 

Current REC Solar panels:

REC

TwinPeak 2 mono
  • 120-cell p-type mono.
  • 19% efficiency.
  • -40oC to +85oC.
  • Temp COEF -0.37%/oC.
  • 3.2mm tempered glass.
  • 1675 x 997 x 38 mm.
  • 25 & 25-yr warranty.
  • Made in Singapore.

REC

N-Peak
  • 120-cell n-type mono.
  • 19% efficiency.
  • -40oC to +85oC.
  • Temp COEF -0.26%/oC.
  • 3.2mm tempered glass.
  • 1721 x 1016 x 30 mm.
  • 25 & 25-yr warranty.
  • Made in Singapore.

REC

Alpha Series
  • 120-cell Heterojunction.
  • 20% efficiency.
  • -40oC to +85oC.
  • Temp COEF -0.26%/oC.
  • 3.2mm tempered glass.
  • 1721 x 1016 x 30 mm.
  • 25 & 25-yr warranty.
  • Made in Singapore.
FEATURED: 2 roof orientations or less.

Huawei

  • 1 & 3-phase.
  • 2, 3, 4, 5kW.
  • Dual tracking.
  • WiFi/ Ethernet LAN.
  • Huawei FusionHome.
  • 97% efficiency.
  • IP 65.
  • 525 x 470 x 166 mm.
  • 10-year warranty.
  • Made in China.

Fronius

  • 1 & 3-phase.
  • 3, 4, 5 kW.
  • Dual tracking.
  • WiFi/ Ethernet LAN.
  • Fronius Solar.web.
  • 97% efficiency.
  • IP 65.
  • 645 x 431 x 204 mm.
  • 10-year warranty.
  • Made in Austria.

SMA

  • 1 & 3-phase.
  • 3, 4, 5 kW.
  • Dual tracking.
  • WiFi/ Ethernet LAN.
  • ennexOS (late 2019).
  • 97% efficiency.
  • IP 65.
  • 435 x 470 x 176 mm.
  • 10-year warranty.
  • Made in China/Germany.

AC coupled battery compatible (SENEC.Home, Tesla Powerwall 2), Huawei DC Coupled battery compatible (LG Chem RESUHV), 10-year product warranty, advanced monitoring/ management and Australian support.

OPTIMISED: Greater than 2 roof orientations or shading.
SolarEdge HD-Wave inverter by Perth Solar Warehouse

SolarEdge

  • 1 & 3-phase.
  • Single input/ optimisers.
  • Ethernet LAN.
  • SolarEdge Monitoring.
  • 98% efficiency.
  • IP 65.
  • 450 x 370 x 174 mm.
  • 10-year warranty.
  • Made in China.

Huawei

  • 1 & 3-phase.
  • Dual input/optimisers
  • WiFi/ Ethernet LAN.
  • Huawei FusionHome.
  • 97% efficiency.
  • IP 65.
  • 525 x 470 x 166 mm.
  • 10-year warranty.
  • Made in China.

SMA

  • 1 & 3-phase.
  • Dual input/optimisers.
  • WiFi/ Ethernet LAN.
  • ennexOS (late 2019).
  • 97% efficiency.
  • IP 65.
  • 435 x 470 x 176 mm.
  • 10-year warranty.
  • Made in China/Germany.

AC coupled battery compatible (SENEC.Home, Tesla Powerwall 2), selected DC Coupled battery compatible – SolarEdge & Huawei, module-level optimisation, reliability, 10-year+ product warranty, superior asset management and Australian support.  

REC Solar Panels Perth WA Ultimate Guide bonus:

5 kW & 10 kW FREE system upgrade. Receive a free upgrade from 5kW to 6.6kW (on a 5kW inverter) and 10kW to 13kW (on a 10kW inverter) of REC solar panels if available space permits on the same roof face.

Mention “REC BONUS 2019” prior to buying.

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Understanding that REC, in general, is a high-quality solution for your solar project is a fantastic space to be. Taking advantage of the Perth Solar Warehouse range of amazing REC Solar deals will no doubt alleviate any chance of buyers remorse when making the next step to go solar.

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