Striving for Sustainable Solar: Reducing environmental impacts at the module level
While it’s true that almost every relevant solar module manufacturer is making a significant effort to become more sustainable in their manufacturing, modules are still exempt from the various regulations on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (ROHS), which are in place to limit the potentially negative environmental impacts of electronics in both operations and end-of-life.
In pursuit of sustainability and environmental stewardship, REC has developed a version of its popular Alpha Series modules, the REC Alpha Pure, a lead-free module with a gapless Twin cell layout, high power density and a compact form factor. The REC Alpha Pure is among the first ROHS-compliant solar modules to hit the market.
With e-waste rapidly becoming a paramount issue of the future, ensuring that one’s products are sourced and manufactured in an environmentally-friendly way is critical. The REC Alpha Pure marks an important advancement on sustainability in solar and enables consumers to make an even greater positive environmental contribution.
In this pv magazine Webinar, we will learn how the REC Alpha Pure has achieved these advancements on solar sustainability, ensures lasting high power, and discuss the critical role that sustainable manufacturing will play moving forward.
Presenters Neil Edwards and George McClellan will provide unique, experienced conversation on how the REC Alpha Pure empowers consumers to be fully invested in protecting the environment, REC’s continued commitment to clean solar energy and cutting hazardous components, as well as the bigger picture in the push for sustainable solar generation. Tristan Erion-Lorico will provide insights into PVEL’s recently released 2021 PV Module Reliability Scorecard including highlighting REC’s long history of Top Performance and their recent Alpha results.
pv magazine Webinar content
- REC Alpha Pure Module design specifics: HJT cells (half cut), advanced cell connections, gapless cell layout, Twin module design, strong frame, leading temperature coefficient, high power density, lead free
- The significance of REC Alpha Pure’s achievement of being lead-free
- The importance of proven, consistent, and long-term high quality when choosing modules
Questions can be submitted beforehand or during the webinar through a chat window. Tim Sylvia from pv magazine USA will be the moderator of this webinar.
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