What is Phocos?

Phocos is a world leading manufacturer of solar-powered charge controllers and various components for off-grid power supplies. Our product spectrum is wide, ranging from charge controllers to lighting systems to DC appliances such as refrigerators and freezers. The products developed and produced by Phocos are eco-friendly, energy-saving and the perfect solution for off-grid solar energy systems.

What is Phocos’ history?

Phocos’ roots are in extensive research. In the mid-1980’s, engineers in Germany at Ulm University of Applied Sciences developed new technologies for charge controllers. In 2000, some of these researchers took their research and founded Phocos. To this day, Phocos maintains a close relationship with Ulm University of Applied Sciences in the field of off-grid power supply.

Why off-grid?

The founders of Phocos set their sights particularly on off-grid applications which are solar-powered isolated applications with no connection to the central power grid. The demand for off-grid solar-power systems is continuously on the rise in the world’s various industries. The demand is also very high in the rural regions of developing and emerging economies. This trend is due to lower installation and operation costs, sustainability and the convenience of mobile application options. Over 1 billion people around the world do not have access to reliable electricity for basic needs such as lighting, phones and refrigeration. Off-grid solar offers an array of solutions to bring light and electricity to these people in even the most remote places on earth.

What applications work well with Phocos products?

Phocos supplies specialized products and solutions for rural electrification, outdoor lighting, SCADA, RVs, boats, telecommunication, transportation and many other applications alike.

Where is Phocos located?

The Phocos North America office is located in Tucson, Arizona. The headquarters of Phocos are located in Ulm, Germany. There are 12 Phocos offices worldwide which enables us to service all of the off-grid market needs.