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REC: Solar Panels for Australia’s Climate

Open Homes Australia Dover Heights birdseye view

I love a sunburnt country, a land of sweeping plains, of ragged mountain ranges, of drought and flooding rains.

Dorothea Mackellar’s famous poem captured the rugged landscape and climate of Australia. Tourists flock to our shores to catch some waves, soak in the sunshine (or the rain if you step outside in Melbourne at any point of any season!), and experience the Aussie way of life. But our varying and harsh climate can make the choice to go solar a tricky one. The solar panels you select for your roof must be able to withstand whatever the weather and the elements throw at it.

REC’s Alpha Pure-R solar panels were the panel of choice for the homeowners of the seaside house featured on Open Homes Australia.

A solar panel for all seasons

The Dover Heights, NSW, home was fitted with 8.2kW of Alpha Pure-R solar panels. The ocean views bring with it salt degradation – which is the enemy of a solar system. The Alpha Pure-R panels are certified for salt mist (IEC 61701). This means that they have been tested for performance under salt mist corrosion. 

The durability of the panels is exceptional, with a rating of 7000 Pa under stress. The support bars that run across the back of the panels reduce the impact of high winds.

One of the most exciting features of the Alpha Pure-R panels is its performance under shading. The panels are split into four sections. When shading obstructs the performance of one part of the panel, the remaining unshaded parts will continue to generate power. Standard solar panels do not have this feature which means that any shade cast onto your solar panels will reduce or cease the output of your system. 

Providing up to 16% more power than equivalent panels, REC Alpha Pure-R panels are a step above the rest.

Performance you can rely on

Energy Matters is proud to partner with REC Solar for many reasons, with one being their exceptional performance guarantees and warranties.

REC leads the industry with a guarantee that the panels will produce 92% nameplate power in year 25. From years 2 to 25, there is an expected power degradation of only 0.25% every year. The panels come with a 25 year performance warranty. For systems installed by REC Certified Solar Professionals, the panels will be provided with an additional 25 year product warranty as well as a 25 year labour warranty.

The panels will work as expected for as long as expected!

Go solar with industry leaders

If you’re ready to add solar to your home or business, look no further than REC for your solar panels. We recommend REC’s lead-free Alpha Pure-R panels for long-lasting power in all conditions.

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