Alpha Pure Black lead free solar panel for commercial use

Well known and respected solar energy company REC Group have announced its Alpha Pure Black panel series, an aesthetically pleasing, lead-free, and highly performing premium solar panel. It’s expected to launch around July – let’s take a look at what we can expect. According to REC, A 6.1 kW installation (~16 x 380 Wp REC Alpha panels) creates over 7,200 kWh of clean energy per year. This cuts CO2 emissions of a home by 4.7 tons per year, and the panels are completely lead-free.

The Alpha Pure Black solar panel by REC Group

The REC Group are headquartered in Norway and the REC Alpha Pure Black Series is being produced in their Singapore factory. According to Energy Magazine the factory is fully automated and will start production next month (June 2021).

The panels themselves are touted as employing a ‘gapless cell layout’ – take a look below to see how great they look. They’re using heterojunction (HJT) cell technology – which means higher power for greater savings with no LID (power loss).

REC Group’s Alpha Pure Black solar panel (source: REC Press)

From the horse’s mouth (I did remove a few of the superlatives), here are some reasons the Alpha Pure Black is a great choice for domestic or commercial solar:

  • Power density of 219 watts/m², panel power reaches 405Wp.
  • Lead-free* for less environmental impact.
  • Lead removed from all panel components, including cell connections, cross connectors and junction box soldering.
  • Seamless appearance, lead-free construction, and high power make it a compelling solar panel for rooftops.

There you go. If the environmental impact of solar panels (they generally last around 10 years and lead recycling is still in its nascent stages) is of concern to you, these are a great environmentally friendly solar panel you can install at home or at the office, factory or warehouse. Put them somewhere people can see them though, it’s a very nice looking panel.

REC Group solar panel warranty

They don’t miss you for the REC Alpha but the warranty REC have come up with is one of the best in the business.

In 2019 the REC solar panel warranty doubled from 10 to 20 years, it’s now even longer:

  • 25 year product warranty*
  • 25 year performance warranty
  • 25 year labor warranty*
  • At least 92% of nameplate power in year 25

* when installed by a REC Certified Solar Professional installer; part of the REC ProTrust Warranty

REC Group’s solar panel range

The new Alpha pure black solar panels enter REC’s product range alongside some other high-end solar panels:

Check out the video below to learn more about the Alpha Series. Any questions? Ask away in the comments or shoot us an email, happy to help!