REC vs QCell

Hi, I’m looking into solar for my brother and we’ve narrowed our panel choice down to either REC 315w Twin PEAK split cell or Q Cell 325 Duo split Cell.
REC appears to offer better warranties however the company tells us the QCell panels perform better and they sell more of these than REC.
Any insight on what would be the better choice would be greatly appreciated.
The system quotes are:
8.19 kw REC and Fronius 8.2-1 with smart monitor $8,190
8.45 kw QCell and Fronius 8.2-1 with smart monitor $8,310
Thanks for any feedback

Hi @west

I think it’s really hard to split those two. You’ve narrowed it down to some really good quality panels that are good value. They are very neck and neck.

You can see more info on both of them here (notice they are both very highly ranked):

And also our extensive review on REC (we are working on a QCells one still);

I probably have a slight preference for REC, but to be honest I don’t think I have solid reasons for that, just an accumulation of really good feedback on REC over time. We also get good feedback on QCells, so you should be safe with either.


Quick video of the new REC Alpha series.