Increased performance for REC solar panels13th Jun 2012
We all want to get the most out of our solar panels - if we've gone through the effort of installing them on our homes, then we want them to work as well as possible, right?
Well thankfully the Renewable Energy Corporation (REC) has recognised that consumers want their solar power systems to function to the best of their ability, so it has made a number of changes to one of its particular modules.
It has developed the REC Peak Energy Plus Series module, which can improve yields by as much as six per cent - so in other words, great news for anyone thinking of installing solar!
REC revealed that the new modules are able to generate extra watts in midday conditions, as well as performing especially well in low light conditions and when temperatures soar.
This means that owners of solar panels can produce additional energy early and late in the day - not only this, but the systems will live up to expectations in parts of Australia with warmer climates.
Luc Grare, senior vice-president of sales and marketing for cells and modules at REC, said the development confirms how committed the company is to creating consistently performing products.
"We have built on the high performance of our earlier generation modules to develop a product that provides more energy per watt peak in higher temperature and in low light conditions," he commented.
The main advantage to these new systems is that owners can generate more energy in a small space throughout the day, making solar a worthy rival of electricity from the grid.
One thing holding some people back from solar is the misconception that it is somehow less reliable than traditional sources of electricity - as well as the perceived cost.
A recent report from US-based company Sunrun found that 97 per cent of people believe solar panels cost more than they actually do.
Posted by Mike Peacock