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


Santa Fe Springs, CA – July 20th, 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 an international leader in safety classification and certification of solar PV modules, among other technologies.


The scorecard provides a 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).  “We’re thrilled to facilitate the success of Phono Solar through our Product Qualification Program,” said Jenya Meydbray, Vice President Strategy and Business Development at DNV GL, “Our PQP allows over 150 Downstream Partners to gain access to 3rd party test results for PV modules, inverters and storage systems.”


Figure 5-3 Thermal Cycling results


Source: DNV GL Laboratory Services Group


“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.”

Phono Solar’s engineering team sources high caliber materialaaaaaaas 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.