JLanka Technologies creates space for engineers and architects to come together
Feb 23, 2018 – Sri Lanka’s pioneer and leader in solar PV (photovoltaic) systems and next generation energy technologies – Jlanka Technologies is committed to lighting up the country’s trail towards a greener future with its technological expertise and industry strength. The company has completed over 3000 projects to date and has surpassed 25MW of electrical capacity. Serving a large number of modern homes and corporations to become part of the alternative energy revolution, JLanka Technologies has created a platform for engineers and architects to work together towards designing efficient yet aesthetically pleasing utility solar PV power plants.
Modern day consumers are well-aware of the long-term benefits of solar technology even though the initial cost is relatively high. While they wish to engage solar service providers and engineers with the right expertise and technological know-how to build their individual solar power plants, they remain conscious of the aesthetics of their property’s appeal and appearance. This is where architects can combine their skills with those of engineers to cater to an entirely new market requirement.
“We’ve witnessed that our customers desire both long-term functionality as well as the aesthetically pleasing appearance of their solar PV power plants. This is where we need the particular expertise of architects. In view of this, ‘Architect 2018’ is an opportune platform for us to network with engineers and architects alike and further explore this relatively new market requirement. Moreover, as a tropical country, Sri Lanka is ideally situated to benefit from solar energy generation technology and the requirement for solar powered individual homes and corporate entities will keep on growing,” commented JLanka Technologies PV and EV Solutions Business Development Manager Sujeevan Srikanthan.
Solar panels significantly reduce monthly electricity bills and dependence on the power grid. This energy independence protects against rising electricity costs and volatile fuel prices. With analysts forecasting continued increases in electricity rates, solar remains a cost-effective solution and long-term investment in the future. Studies have also shown properties with solar systems sell up to 20% faster and at a 17% premium compared to homes without such systems.
Photovoltaic (PV) modules convert light directly into electricity. The phenomenon that is used is called photo-electricity which allows particles of light (sunlight) to emit electrons, thus generating power. The operating and maintenance cost of PV panels are relatively low when compared to other renewable energy systems.
Being the premier solar solutions provider in the country, with a longstanding reputation for quality and unmatched service in the industry, JLanka Technologies has maintained close trade relationships with global solar industry giants such as Trina Solar and SolarEdge over the last seven years. JLanka’s commitment to research and development on optimising the home rooftop solar PV systems in order to maximise solar power generation and intelligent smart solar grids and energy management software and metering has paved way for many Sri Lankans to consider JLanka solar PV systems to light their homes and companies, hence creating a new market demand for architects and engineers to work together towards a brighter future.