Top European brand
Founded in Norway in 1996, REC has grown to become the largest European brand of solar panels. With over 34 million solar panels installed, REC is a global company with over 2,000 employees and offices worldwide, including Australia.
REC panels are recognised as being amongst the most efficient, durable and technologically innovative solar panels in the world.
The company’s success is based on its unremitting focus on product quality and technical innovation. The claims rate for REC panels (of around 0.01%) is one of the lowest in the industry.
REC back up their panels with arguably the best warranties around – 20 years warranty for product quality (when the average is 5 years, or 10 years at best) as well as a 25-year performance warranty.
If you are looking for high performance panels that deliver terrific value over the life of your solar power system, REC should be top of your list.
Here are the reasons why:
More power per square metre
The highly innovative cell technology used in the REC panel design means that each panel captures more sunlight and, as a result, produces more power. This is ideal for roofs with limited space as it maximises the amount of power that can be generated in the available space. In other words, with REC you get more power output for every square meter of panels installed.
Smart design means lower costs
By delivering more power per square meter, you need fewer panels to generate the same power. This means quicker installation times and the need for fewer components such as clamps and racking. All of which reduces your overall costs, shortening the payback time.
Panels keep working, even with some shading
Due to the intelligent, high-tech layout of REC panels, customers can benefit from increased energy yield even when the installation is affected by shade at certain times of the day or year. This is a huge benefit as it means that energy can continue to be produced in shaded conditions long after other brands of panels have stopped working.
Avoid the need for expensive micro-inverters
With most types of panels, the only way to keep your solar system working when there is some shading is to install optimizers or a micro-inverter. This can be very costly. By having shade-resistance technology built into the actual panels, the need to spend more on an inverter can be avoided in many cases. This is another reason why REC panels deliver better value for money over the whole life of your system.
REC panels set the industry benchmark for quality, supported by stringent internal testing, third-party certifications and endorsements. REC panels are made in the company’s fully-owned, fully-automated production facility in Singapore.
To ensure that all REC panels meet – and beat – industry standards for reliability and durability, the company puts their panels through rigorous internal testing as part of the production process. This includes simulated testing of the performance of panels in the most extreme conditions, such as heavy hail and under massive loads.
This high level of quality means REC panels are also leaders in avoiding power loss due to degradation over time. This means REC panels will produce above average amounts of power over the 25-year life of the panels, compared to most other panel brands.
The market-leading quality and reliability of REC panels, has won the company numerous awards including recognition as a Top Performer in one of the solar industry’s most reputable quality benchmarks – the DNV-GL Module Reliability Scorecard (2019).
Meets Australian standards
REC panels meet all relevant Australian standards and are on the Clean Energy Council’s list of approved solar panels. REC’s Australian office is in Melbourne.
In an industry like solar where there are literally hundreds of competing panels to choose between – and many made by companies who have only been around a short time – it makes sense to pick a brand that’s well-proven. It’s also important to consider the financial strength of the manufacturer. After all, you want to be sure that they’ll be around to honour warranties if necessary.
REC has been producing solar panels for over 20 years and has an outstanding reputation for quality and service. By selecting REC panels for your solar installation, you are choosing one of the top performing panel brands from a company that’s got an outstanding track record for quality and service as well as the financial strength to support you over the long-term.