Greater energy production
This system boasts a temperature coefficient of only -0.26% whereas most other solar power panels are -0.38% or higher. This means that on a 35 degree day when the temperature of your panels is around 60 degrees, the power output from the REC Alpha series will reduce by only 9.1%, where production from other panels will typically reduce by 13.3% or more.
Improved shade tolerance
This system features REC’s award winning “Twin Panel” design, which means if the bottom half of the solar power panel is shaded, the top half of the panel will continue to generate full power.
When a panel is first exposed to sunlight, standard panels suffer from a loss of power generation capacity, known as Light Induced Degradation (LID). This is caused by a combination of boron and oxygen inside a solar cell and causes a permanent drop in a standard panel’s maximum power. The n-type technology used in REC’s Alpha cells stops these two elements from mixing at any level eliminating LID.