REC launches its first all-black multicrystalline TwinPeak 2 module

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The REC TwinPeak 2 BLK2 Series modules use a proprietary cell technology in the production of uniformly black-colored multicrystalline cells. Image: REC

REC Group has introduced an all-black variant of its ‘TwinPeak 2’ Series PV module for US and European residential markets. The REC TwinPeak 2 BLK2 Series has a nominal power rating of up to 285Wp, using its half-cut cell and PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) technology and uniformly black-colored multicrystalline cells.

Problem

Mature residential PV markets such as the US and Europe often require improved module aesthetics to provide less intrusive rooftop installations. All black module designs including dark uniform solar cells can provide the required aesthetic look.

Solution

The REC TwinPeak 2 BLK2 Series modules use a proprietary cell technology in the production of uniformly black-colored multicrystalline cells. When assembled together with a black frame and black backsheet, the result is the first full-black panel from REC. With a nominal power rating of up to 285Wp, the REC TwinPeak 2 BLK2 is the second product in the REC TwinPeak 2 family and packs in several evolving REC TwinPeak technologies such as cells made from larger wafers for increased current production as well half-cut cell technology to further reduce internal resistance. The modules also include five busbar technology for reduced cell resistance. A Split junction box spread across the middle of the panel allows for improved performance in shaded conditions.    

Applications

Residential rooftop markets of Europe and the US.

Platform

This ’60-cell’ full-black panel from REC is certified according to IEC 61215 and IEC 61730, as well as UL 1703 and has a maximum system rating of 1000V and is 100% free from potential induced degradation (PID), avoiding power losses even in the harshest conditions.

Availability

March 2017 onwards in the US and Europe.

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