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You've decided to go solar and need panels or solutions for your installation. REC’s combination of company reliability, product quality, and leading performance makes us the ideal brand for your solar investment. Founded in Norway in 1996, REC has consistently and stably grown to become the largest European brand of solar panels. With a healthy balance sheet, REC carries the lowest debt and debt to equity ratio, according to 2016 data, among major panel manufacturers worldwide. In 2016, REC Group ranked #1 most popular brand of solar panels in Germany and in the state of California alike. By commanding each step from silicon to panels, REC's automated and integrated factory in Singapore ensures the highest quality of manufacturing and sets the industry benchmark for reliability. REC’s product quality is supported by stringent internal testing, third-party certifications and endorsements, and an industry-leading low warranty claims rate (<100 returns per 1M modules 2016). As a leader in performance, REC products exhibit exceptional yield and the highest polycrystalline module efficiency (up to 295 Wp 60 cell, up to 350 Wp 72 cell). REC was the first company to mass produce PERC on half-cut, polycrystalline cells. Our commitment to sustainability goes far beyond producing clean energy. With around 26 million panels produced and a dependable warranty, REC has solid foundations and a bright future in the solar industry.
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Celebrating over 20 years in the solar industry, REC Group is the Norwegian vertically integrated solar module company and the world’s trusted brand of solar panels and solutions. Through our integrated solar PV value chain, REC provides the world with a reliable and high quality source of clean energy. REC’s renowned product quality is supported by the highest poly module efficiency and lowest warranty claims rate in the industry. REC currently employs more than 2,000 employees worldwide, producing 1.4 GW of fully automated solar panels annually. Visit www.recgroup.com
Year Established
1996
Phone Number
1 877 890 8930

Services Offered

  • Manufacturing

Workmanship Warranty

ProTrust 25 Year Warranty

Industry Certifications

  • The American Solar Energy Society
  • Solar Energy Industries Association

What Customers Are Saying

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Rebate received late

Energy Sage promised me a $500 rebate with the REC panel purchase. The system was successfully installed and completely paid for, in May '22. I applied for the rebate and was told my application was approved and it would be sent within 4-6 weeks. I had to ask about it a few times; it took calls & emails to the local installer who was helpful. Finally the rebate was received after 4 months. Energy Sage never did return my calls. I left voicemails on the 888#, with no response.

Posted by lbrockmann on Sep 19, 2022
Poor manufacturer communication

My installer wanted to be REC certified before the installation to get the Pro trust 25 years warranty. He wrote several emails or contacted REC for the certification. Very very poor and much delayed response. Its been more than 2 months and he is still following-up for the certification and registration. Not very good experience. I am still waiting after 2 months for the registration of the 30 panels.

Posted by sambeetm on Jul 16, 2022
Awesome panels!

We installed 38 REC panels 360 watts. They are generating great! Love the look of them as well!

Posted by sarahbates1978star on Dec 23, 2021
So good I wish I'd gotten better inverters

I got REC ALPHA 360s installed at the end of 2020. Recognizing I have a great house situation (mostly south facing with little to any shade), on sunny days I've consistently overproduced on what the enphase Q7+ can handle, causing a bit of clipping and lost production during the mid-day hours. Wish I'd gotten SolarEdge for my system size given that! Have been very happy so far, happy I chose these for the longevity of production as well as stronger hail ratings since we do get occasional hail in my area. I have not dealt with any issues to date to judge the responsiveness of company, but the warranty seems very good if something were to happen as I got installed by a REC certified installer.

Posted by timothy.a.frederick on Mar 21, 2021
Alpha tops all!

Simply put the Alpha series panel is the best in the market right now. Being a solar consultant for the past 8yrs has afforded me the opportunity to learn about panels in a detailed way. The Alpha series matches or beats Sunpower in every metric there is and it costs don't come close to the astronomical price point Sunpower demands. I have 38 of these bad boys cranking out power here in Vegas and I couldn't be happier. I work for a premium Sunpower dealer but haven't sold a Sunpower system since we got REC certified. Its Alpha all day for my customers!

Posted by Tgibs0807 on Feb 04, 2021
Alpha Series Panels Are Great

When I started my research for solar, I heard of Sun Power being the best with the "Rolls Royce" panels. They are a great company don't get me wrong, but I was looking for panels that achieved a high efficiency output over 25 years that didn't require the premium price tag. I went through Hanwha Q Cell, LG, Sun Power, Panasonic, and REC. I was going to sign a contract with the LG Neon R Primes, but then I read up on REC Alpha. One cosmetic feature I wanted was a black panel. REC not only delivered a 92% efficiency after 25 years with their Alpha series, as well as a black series panel, but also got it at a lower cost than LG and Sun Power. They are great panels and easy to install onto the racking system. One advice I suggest when you search for solar panels, don't focus too much on the efficiency of the panel of how much sunlight is converted to electricity (roughly 20% on good panels). Focus on how efficient your panels will be operating after 25 years. Some panels go down to around 80% efficiency by 25 years. You would like to have your panels produce close to the same amount of power down the road as they do when you first get them. In my opinion, REC Alpha series, Sun Power (A & X Series), and LG Neon R Prime are the best panels in the market right now.

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