Phono Solar delivers solar modules to Citizens Energy


Phono Solar, global provider of integrated solar solutions, has delivered 28MW DC of 315W 72-cell solar modules to a Boston-based energy developer, Citizens Energy.

Phono Solar supplied 90,000 solar PV modules to Citizens Energy which is the operating owner of newly-commissioned site in Jenkins County, Georgia state.

Citizens Energy was founded in 1979 by Joseph P. Kennedy II. It uses its profitable subsidiaries to support charitable energy programmes for low-income households.

Phono Solar vice president of sales Bob Onofrey said: “Phono Solar was delighted to partner with Citizens on this project, making it possible to provide years of clean energy and tax revenue for the local economy.”

A community scale wind and solar provider Alpha Energy supplied the general contracting work for the 28MW DC site. It employed one-third of workers from the local unions.

Citizens Energy managing director Brian Morrissey said: “The appetite for solar in Georgia has been steadily increasing. With current local infrastructure, state incentives and interconnection availability, Georgia is an ideal candidate for truly impactful solar projects.”

The electric utility provider Georgia Power will be the site energy off-taker after the signing of a power purchase agreement.

Since 2004, Phono Solar has been developing technology targeted towards the renewable energy industry. Founded by SUMEC Group Corporation, the company claims to have a diversified portfolio of high-performance technologies designed for the micro-grid, residential and commercial solar PV markets.