Phonocube™ obtains six energy storage certificates from leading international certification body.
Phono Solar scoops world’s first complete set of PV energy storage certificates from TUV Rheinland
York, UK – 3rd October 2013 – Phono Solar, a leading brand in the renewable energy sector, today announced that it has become the first organisation in the world to obtain six energy storage certificates from TUV Rheinland. The rigorous process to certify each Phonocube™ component took more than 2 months, involving 37 tests in total. Phono Solar’s success in achieving certification for Phonocube™, an all-in-one PV inverter and storage system marks the official recognition of the product’s exceptionally high performance, quality and safety standards.
YUAN Quan, marketing manager of Phono Solar said, “We are delighted that Phonocube™ has received the world’s first complete set of PV Energy Storage certificates from TUV Rheinland. It reflects our extensive investment in R&D and our commitment to ensuring that our products conform to rigorous standards of quality. Moreover, this certification clearly demonstrates to our customers and partners that Phono Solar maintains and promotes the highest standards in the PV industry.”
The Phonocube™, which was launched at Intersolar earlier this year, is a storage solution designed to boost the efficiency of a photovoltaic system. The Phonocube™ stores power generated by a PV system during the day and feeds it into the household power supply during the evening, when most power-consuming products run.
Phonocube utilises Phono Solar’s unique DPT (dynamic power track technology) which maximises energy usage and can also prolong the service life of the storage battery.
As the price of conventional energy sources continue to rise, PV products are becoming more financially attractive. In Germany where denuclearisation is being pursued vigorously, the German government has enacted subsidy policies for PV energy storage systems to encourage people to realise the goal of ‘self-generation and self-utilisation’ of renewable energy sources. Trial installations of Phonocube™ are already underway in Germany and the second batch will start in 2014. The second-generation PhonoCube, which will be released shortly, will have more utility functions to further improve the customers’ experience.
About Phono Solar
Phono Solar is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of smart solutions in the renewable energy market. The products range from network-dependent as well as off-grid solar products and storage solutions to small wind turbines. The company stands for stability, reliability and innovation. Phono Solar was founded in 2004 with the production of photovoltaic modules, today the company operates in Europe, North America, South America and the Asia-Pacific region and provides its partners with high-quality, efficient and competitive products.
The Phonocube™ is a storage solution designed to boost the efficiency of a photovoltaic system and is currently available in Germany, Europe’s leading PV market. The Phonocube stores power generated by a PV system during the day and feeds it into the household power supply during the evening, when most power-consuming products run. The system utilises high-quality and long-life lithium iron phosphate batteries. During the summer, the Phonocube and PV system work together to cover all the energy needs of a household. For the rest of the year, the system generates 30% to 65% of a home’s energy usage.