Brantel Lanka Limited has announced the Company’s appointment as the authorised distributor in Sri Lanka for JA Solar of China, the leading solar cell producer in the world, further consolidating the Company’s contribution to the country’s sustainable energy sector.
Brantel will be responsible for the sales of JA Solar’s 330W Polycrystalline Modules in Sri Lanka, the maintenance of adequate stocks of these photovoltaic panels for companies that install solar power systems and the implementation of the JA Solar warranty scheme.
Each 1m x 2m (991mm×1960mm×40mm) panel has a maximum rated output of 330 watts. Brantel plans to introduce JA Solar’s larger 435W module in the near future for installations seeking to generate higher power from smaller spaces, a spokesman for the Company said.
JA Solar panels are ranked Tier 1 by Bloomberg New Energy Finance Corporation recognising the financial stability and reliability of the manufacturer. They carry a 12 year manufacturer’s warranty against product defects – the highest in the market – and a 25 year performance warranty.
Commenting on this partnership with JA Solar, the Brantel spokesman said: “The addition of solar panels from the world’s leading brand to our renewable energy products portfolio significantly enhances our position in this business, because we already represent one of the world’s leading inverter brands. Brantel now offers two of the principal elements required for solar power generation and is poised for growth.”
JA Solar is not a stranger to Sri Lanka; the brand powers the Solar One Ceylon Power Station, a 10 MWAC solar photovoltaic farm built in January 2017 at Welikanda by SolarOne Ceylon (Pvt) Ltd. The solar farm utilises 315W and 320W polycrystalline modules manufactured by JA Solar Holdings.
JA Solar was founded in 2005 and listed on NASDAQ in 2007. The company’s business ranges from silicon wafers, cells and modules to complete photovoltaic power systems, and its products are sold in over 120 countries and regions. On the strength of its continuous technological innovation, sound financial condition, well-established global sales and customer service network, JA Solar has been highly recognised by authoritative associations in the industry as a leading global manufacturer of high-performance photovoltaic products, and by the close of 2018 had made cumulative shipments of 35GW. The Company has 33,000 clients worldwide and has penetrated 10 per cent of the global photovoltaic product market.
Its photovoltaic projects include ground mount power plants in Japan, Philippines, China, Israel, the UK, Chile, and India, with the largest one of them being the 247MW power plant in Chile.
Brantel also distributes solar inverters from SMA Solar Technology AG of Germany, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of these products. The inverters are a vital element in the harnessing and use of renewable energy from the sun, converting direct current (DC) into alternating current (AC) that can be fed into the national grid.
Brantel Lanka Pvt Ltd. delivers technology and value added services to more than 2000 business customers. The Company partners with leading technology brands from around the world to simplify and accelerate sales channels. With expert sales and technical support teams it has serviced its customers for the past 16 years from its branches and dealers island-wide.
The Company’s range of products from leading global manufacturers include Mini computers, Android smartphones, tablets and feature phones, copper and fibre network cables, passive network components, solar inverters, point-of-sale thermal printers, and digital smart board solutions. Brantel is also the national distributor for E-tel mobile phones in Sri Lanka.