About Us

Leading the Way in High-Performance Photovoltaic Innovation and Sustainability

Phono Solar, a global leader in high-performance photovoltaic products, is affiliated with SUMEC Group, a subsidiary of Fortune 500 corporation, China National Machinery Industry Corporation Ltd (Sinomach). With a strong focus on technological innovation and brand strategy, Phono Solar has built a stellar reputation and a diverse customer base worldwide, thanks to top-notch product quality and professional, differentiated services.

Our enduring commitment to stability, reliability, and sustainability drives us to continually innovate and invest in research and development. Recognized as a Tier 1 PV module manufacturer by BNEF since 2014, Phono Solar has also earned accolades like PVEL Top Performer, Top Brand PV by EUPD Research, Australian CER (clean energy reviews), and SolarQuotes’ ‘Best Solar Panels’.

As a competitive global partner in the industry, we are dedicated to generating economic, social, and ecological value for our investors and clients.

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Australian Legacy

In a market that once saw over 400 solar panel manufacturers approved for installation in Australia, today, there are fewer than 100. Phono stands strong with over 40 years of experience, financial stability, and a commitment to honouring our multi-decade warranties. 

Our financial strength ensures we’ll be here for you. This is our promise to the Australian solar market – a commitment to you.

Our History

 All functions including supply chain, value chain, project scheduling, manufacturing, services and spares, technology, R&D, etc. are integrated to give a complete solutions package.


Founded Company

SUMEC Group founded in Nanjing city, Jiangsu Province, China



Phono Solar's Australian Debut

Phono Solar first sell solar panels in Australia.

Diamond Module Technology is pioneered


Phono Solar Rebrands

Phono Solar re-brands to
Sumec Phono Solar


15-Year Product Warranty

Introduction of market leading 15 Year Product Warranty


Innovative Production Facility Unveiled

New production facility opens with state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities


Top 2021 PVEL Ranking

Ranked as a PVEL Top Performing Panel for 2021.

Introduced the Diamond Dual
Glass Bifacial Solar Panel


EUPD Award

Ranked Top PV Brand for 6 years.

EUPD Shields

Phono Solar's Decade of Global Clean Energy Leadership

Through more than a decade of steady progression, the scale of impact of Phono Solar has improved dramatically in both domestic and international markets, with a total annual capacity of 3000MW. We have shipped over 20GW of modules and there are 2GW of wind and solar renewable energy projects undergoing, which will enable us to provide more than 11.6 billion kWh clean energy annually for the global community.

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Why Choose Us

Explore the future of solar energy with Phono’s cutting-edge panels, offering solutions for both residential and commercial applications. Our panels are meticulously designed to deliver unmatched performance and durability in Australian conditions. Discover the range of solar solutions tailored for your needs:


Market Leading Technology & Testing

Sumec Phono Solar pioneers Diamond Module Technology and drives innovation through a TÜV SÜD certified Research and Development Testing Laboratory.


Ultra Modern Manufacturing Facility

Sumec Phono Solar's Nanjing facility boasts a cutting-edge testing lab with advanced equipment for comprehensive quality control.


Rigorous Quality Control Testing

Up To 38 different environmental and quality control tests are conducted each day including UV Pre-conditioning and Hot Spot Endurance testing.


Innovation for the Future

Diamond Module Technology enhances solar panel efficiency and power output through innovative R&D, including the 390W Diamond Dual Glass Bifacial Solar Panel.


390W Diamond Dual Glass Bifacial Solar Panel

Sumec Phono Solar's latest innovation, the Phono Diamond Dual Glass, builds on over a decade of Australian panel experience by replacing vulnerable plastic backsheets with resilient dual glass layers.


International Certifications - IEC TS 62941

IEC TS 62941 certification ensures our solar panels are designed and manufactured to excel in challenging Australian conditions, including rigorous testing for degradation, corrosion, and cyclonic winds.


More Power, Means More Savings

Sumec Phono Solar employs cutting-edge half-cut cell technology for enhanced performance in diverse weather, ensuring lasting reliability and increased savings on electricity bills.


Third Party Validation

Awarded EUPD Top PV Brand in Australia for the fourth year in a row meaning that Sumec Phono Solar is trusted by installers around Australia.


PV Module Reliability Scorecard

Our panels consistently rank as Top Performers in the annual PV Module Reliability Scorecard due to exceptional reliability in independent testing by PVEL and DNV GL.