Phocos is Your Any-Grid™ Partner
that designs and delivers world-class solutions for energy production, storage, and conservation to enable universal access to reliable energy.
Phocos is a proven, global leader that holds itself to the highest standards of engineering and innovation in the solar and energy industries. Driven by our passion for off-grid solutions, Phocos was founded in 2000. We earned our strong reputation with high-quality energy solutions designed to provide reliable energy access for people without grid power. Phocos cares about the individuals and communities our products support because we know when people have access to reliable power, their lives are changed for the better.
We have expanded our off-grid innovation and success to include on-grid and edge-of-grid applications, thus becoming your Any-Grid partner. Our mission is to make reliable energy access possible anywhere in the world, anytime, and for Any-Grid.
Celebrating 20 years!
Two decades of experience as a leading provider of reliable, innovative energy solutions has earned Phocos continuous respect from the solar industry. We have proudly grown from being ‘Your Off-Grid Partner’ to ‘Your Any-Grid Partner’ as we expand our product offering to meet more energy access challenges in the global market today.
Where is Phocos located?
Phocos is a global company with our headquarters located in Germany, supported by three regional offices in the USA, India, and China. Our regional offices provide local sales support, engineering and R&D to service our customers.
Who is Phocos?
Phocos is a world-class manufacturer of electronics for off-grid or edge-of-grid applications. Our product spectrum is wide, ranging from solar charge controllers to inverters to energy efficient DC appliances. Products developed and manufactured by Phocos are eco-friendly, efficient and offer reliable, cost-effective power solutions anywhere, anytime, and for Any-Grid.
What is Phocos’ history?
Ulm, Germany – Phocos is founded
Phocos India Solar Pvt Ltd – new subsidiary (India office opens)
Phocos China – new subsidiary (China office opens in Qingdao)
Phocos Americas – new subsidiary (United States office opens in Tucson, AZ)
The first Phocos CIS charge controller (fully encapsulated IP68) is sold. This innovative charger controller set a new standard for the solar industry and is still a top-selling product today.
Phocos launched the new Any-Grid™ Hybrid Inverter Charger Series (230 and 120 Vac options). The feature rich, flexible product design allows Phocos to provide reliable energy access to off-grid and edge-of-grid markets. Our global reach is strengthened to support customers in ‘Any-Grid’ conditions.
Celebrating 20 years! Two decades of experience as a leading provider of reliable, innovative energy solutions has earned Phocos continuous respect from the solar industry. We have proudly grown from being ‘Your Off-Grid Partner’ to ‘Your Any-Grid Partner’ as we expand our product offering to meet more energy access challenges in the global market today.
Phocos launches the Phocos Any-Cell™ Energy Storage System LFP Series (ESS-L). A compact, modular LiFePO4 solution offering a safe, environmentally friendly, long cycle-life storage system. The Any-Cell ESS-L Series represents the latest in Phocos innovation, complementing an existing Any-Grid portfolio of products designed to provide flexible energy access solutions Anywhere, Anytime, Any-Grid.
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. Also, there are many urban applications where solar makes sense economically and logistically to support smart communities, business owners and consumers.
Many people in the world are connected to the utility grid, but their access to power is intermittent. An outage can go on for days or even weeks. At Phocos, we believe energy access should be available under ‘Any-Grid’ conditions whether someone has full or partial access to renewable energy and/or grid power.
What applications work well with Phocos products?
- RVs and Campers
- Camping and Cabins
- Telecommunication Towers
- Security and Surveillance Equipment
- Oil and Gas
- Remote Sensor Equipment
- Traffic Monitoring
- Pico and Solar Home Systems for single households
- Village Electrification
- Solar Streetlights
- Pathway Lighting
- Bus Shelters
RE+ 2023September 12 - 14, 2023
InterSolar Europe 2023June 14 - 16, 2023
The Solar Show Africa 2023April 25 - 26, 2023
What has Phocos been up to lately?
Individual Actions are Vital to Solve the Energy Poverty Crisis / World Energy Day 2022
Energy poverty has been defined by the World Economic Forum to be the lack of access to sustainable, modern energy services and products. This goes beyond voluntary green energy initiatives in developed countries. Habitat for Humanity drives the point of a basic “lack of adequate, affordable, reliable, quality, safe, and environmentally sound energy services to support development.” Unfortunately, economic and social development is a direct contributor that creates a line between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’ regarding energy distribution. Simply put by Habitat for Humanity, “poorer countries are those usually equipped with the worst energy services, which contribute to malnourishment, unhealthy living conditions and limited access to education and employment.”
Photovoltaic System Components: Safety Standards Should Be Understood and Respected
Whether someone is a DIY enthusiast or a 30-year veteran in solar, the fact remains safety is one of the most important things to keep in mind when designing and installing solar solutions. Electricity should be respected to ensure all involved during installation, inspection and equipment usage are not in danger
Imagination, Determination, and Education: How Positive Changes Can Impact Last Mile Communities
Imagine what day-to-day life would be like living in extreme poverty conditions. Extreme poverty, defined as living on less than $1.90USD a day, affected almost 10% of the world’s population in 2020, according to the World Bank’s biennial Poverty and Shared Prosperity Report. If you lived on $1.90USD a day,