Phono Solar 
Presence in AustraliaYes
Country of manufactureChina
Product warranty12 years
Performance warranty25 years
Temperature co-efficient (the lower the better)-0.41%
Anti-PID as standardYes
Junction Box IP (the higher the better)IP68
Tier Ranking1
Supplier Snapshot: PHONO SOLAR PANELS

Phono Solar is a subsidiary of Chinese Fortune 500 company Sumec/Sinomach which has a business history of 40 years. The group of companies started to forage into renewable energy in 2004 and anufacturmea a diverse range of products for the shipbuilding, engineering, and agricultural industries.

This broad manufacturing portfolio differentiates Phono Solar from most other panel manufacturers who are completely dedicated to solar photovoltaic (PV) production and are subject to the ups and downs of the international solar market.

The company is fully vertically integrated, producing all product components in fully automated production processes. This reduces human error and achieving consistently high-quality products, which is one part of achieving Tier 1 status.

  • DNV GL top performer 2016/2018
  • EUPD Top Panel Manufacturer Australia 2018
  • SUMEC 5th Fastest Growing Company in the world Forbes
  • Part of Global Fortune 500 Group



Phono Solar products are supplied by Phono Technologies, a partner of the largest photovoltaic projects in the Europe with over 30 years of experience and turnovers exceeding $2 billion. Phono Technologies employs a team of experienced wind, solar and hydro energy experts who are involved in the research, development and product design of Phono Solar products, guaranteeing the best quality products at excellent prices.

Phono Solar panel reviews have been excellent, and the brand has become synonymous with high performing, top quality solar panels, specializing in PV technology innovation, application and system development.

Phono Solar panels are used in a variety of residential, commercial and utility-scale projects in countries all over the world.


Main features of Phono Solar Panels:

  • Outstanding module efficiency of up to 17.01%. This means that the panels on your roof collect more power per square meter and you require less roof space.
  • Anti-PID (Potential Induced Degradation) technology which guarantees that the panel withstands the effects of corrosive elements like ammonia (NH3), hydrogen sulfide (HS) and sulfur dioxide (SO2) throughout its lifetime.
  • Latest high-performance polycrystalline Hyperion panels give you more energy yield and higher Return on Investment through patented inverted pyramid Nano Structure Rebuilding (NSR) solution.
  • High performance at low irradiation (i.e. from tree shading etc.), ensuring your household energy needs are met even on cloudy days.
  • Advanced low-light technology which means that the panels keep producing good amounts of power even on cloudy days, while they can exceed their nominal values on sunny days.
  • Low temperature co-efficient of up to -0.41%. This means that the panel performs well in higher temperatures and is suitable for our Queensland climate.

GEM Energy’s Evaluation

Phono Solar Panels offer our customers the perfect combination of good value and high quality. Not only do they look fantastic on paper (which can be said for almost every solar panel ever made), Phono modules actually perform extraordinarily well, delivering a quality that easily matches anything else in the industry.

In our professional opinion, Phono Solar offer the best value for money of any solar panel available in Australia.

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What our customers say about us

I would recommend GEM Energy to anyone looking for a Solar PV provider.
Cameron Dean

Gin Gin & Dry

The work was completed in conjunction with our business needs and everyone from GEM Energy involved with the installation was professional, competent and courteous to the YMCA staff and our patrons.

Phil Sellwood

CEO, Bundaberg YMCA