Phono Solar Ranked as an Industry Leader in DNV GL’s PV Module Reliability Scorecard

Phono Outperformed 18 Competing Module Manufacturers Across 5 Testing Criteria

Santa Fe Springs, CA - July 15, 2016 - Phono Solar, a leading global provider of integrated solar solutions, announced that the company has qualified as one of two module manufacturers to have scored top-tier results in DNV GL's second PV Module Reliability Scorecard Report. DNV GL is a global leader in testing and qualification of solar PV modules, among other technologies.


The DNV GL reliability scorecard provides an independent third-party baseline for investors, independent power producers, developers and financial institutions to execute effective procurement activities. Phono Solar excelled against all five major factors affecting module reliability over time; including thermal cycling, dynamic mechanical load, damp heat, humidity freeze and PID (potential induced degradation).

"Phono Solar is committed to achieving world class module quality through selective sourcing and intensive testing practices," said Bob Onofrey, Vice President of Sales for Phono Solar, "Verifying module reliability ensures that our customers will receive the highest possible return on their investment."

 "Through our Product Qualification Program, Phono Solar has achieved excellent results and we congratulate them," said Jenya Meydbray, Vice President Strategy and Business Development at DNV GL. "Our PQP allows over 150 Downstream Partners to gain access to third-party test results for PV modules, inverters and storage systems."

Phono Solar's engineering team sources high caliber materials and components during the module design phase. Module samples are continuously tested at Phono Solar's Testing Center—undergoing 36 quality control tests. The Testing Center features various types of equipment, conducting tests for product certifications, material reliability and in-depth research for Phono Solar's continuous product improvement. In addition to its rigorous testing process, Phono Solar provides its international customers comprehensive warranty terms and third-party insurance.


About Phono Solar:
Phono Solar is an international leader in the design, manufacture and supply of integrated solar PV solutions. Since 2004, Phono Solar has developed innovative technology targeted towards the renewable energy industry, and now possesses a diversified portfolio of high-performance technologies designed for residential and commercial solar PV markets. Through the development of an extensive international support network, Phono Solar provides reliable energy supply, management, savings and storage options to end-users. Phono Solar Technology Co., Ltd. is part of SUMEC Group Corporation, a subsidiary of the global Fortune 300 company SINOMACH. For more information, please visit www.phonosolar.com.

About DNV GL:
In the energy industry, DNV GL unites the strengths of DNV, KEMA, Garrad Hassan, and GL Renewables Certification. DNV GL's 2,500 energy experts support customers around the globe in delivering a safe, reliable, efficient, and sustainable energy supply. DNV GL delivers world-renowned testing, certification and advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency. Our expertise spans onshore and offshore wind power, solar, conventional generation, transmission and distribution, smart grids, and sustainable energy use, as well as energy markets and regulations. Our testing, certification and advisory services are delivered independent from each other. Learn more at www.dnvgl.com/energy.

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