REC Solar Panels – Everything You Need To Know

Posted by Wattson on Feb 5, 2021

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In 2021, there are a plethora of options for you to choose from when selecting the panels for your home solar system. To make sure we’re meeting your solar needs, we’ll carefully evaluate your specific goals and cater to them accordingly. 

With that being said, there’s one type of panel that stands out above the rest: REC. 

REC solar panels are produced by REC Group, “an international pioneering solar energy company dedicated to empowering homeowners, businesses, and utilities with clean, affordable solar power in order to facilitate global energy transitions.”

Today, we’ll be covering four of the most important factors as to why REC leads in the solar panel industry.

Performance

Your solar panels are the key to your home solar energy system. You want to ensure that you have high quality, well-performing panels that you can rely on. Thankfully, REC solar panels are some of the best in the business.

For starters, REC solar panels consistently score some of the lowest temperature coefficients possible. What does this mean?

Well, a lower temperature coefficient indicates that the panel will perform better under suboptimal conditions, like the extreme heat from a sunny day. It’s in this manner that solar panels are similar to other electronics, like your phone and computer — they run their best when they’re not overheating. 

Efficiency

When we talk about solar panel efficiency, we’re talking about how well the panels are able to capture sunlight and convert it into usable energy.

Although this is different on a product-by-product basis, REC solar panels traditionally score above-average marks in their efficiency ratings. These ratings range between 16.5% and 21.7% depending on the exact panel that you have.

Price

When we make purchasing decisions, we often consider the lowest cost item first — as long as it meets our needs, of course. With solar, things are a little bit more complicated.

First, you need to determine all of the equipment that you’ll need for your home solar system. Some of these items include mounts and inverters, but that’s not all. To be on the safe side, you should also get a roof inspection. This will determine if your home’s a good candidate for solar panel installation. 

One good way to evaluate the price for a solar panel system is to look at the cost per watt. On average, REC solar panel systems cost about $2.50 to $3.42 per watt of electricity. 

Don’t let this number mislead you, though! Solar tax credits, including the 26% federal tax credit currently available through the end of 2022, help to further offset the cost of your solar panel system.

Warranty

When it comes to warranty, REC solar panels just can’t be beat. Although some competitors may offer a 10 or 20-year warranty, REC offers an industry-leading 25-year warranty on their solar panel products (if installed by a REC Certified Solar Professional installer). 

Time for Solar

Ultimately, REC solar panels are an extremely worthwhile investment for your solar energy needs. Give us a call if you’re ready to invest in clean, renewable energy for your household!

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