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JLANKA marks decade in solar electricity

JLANKA marks decade in solar electricity

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JLANKA Technologies, is marking its 10-year anniversary this month, celebrating the company’s feat in emerging as Sri Lanka’s premier solar solutions provider, and its reputation as the pioneer of the country’s solar industry over the last decade.

“We are thrilled to be celebrating 10 years in business, having built a repute as an industry-transforming company that challenges convention,” stated JLANKA Operations Director G. Jayasoma.

“The company’s success is powered by our passionate team of engineers, technical experts, business analysts, sales and after-sales, marketing and customer care professionals who share JLANKA’s vision for sustainable energy. Our success today is a result of their commitment to make a lasting impact, and we remain committed to continue our work into the next few decades.”

JLANKA was established in 2011 by Dr. Mayura Jayasoma with a long-term vision to guide the country towards 100% energy independence through more efficient, greener and economical access to power. The company has stayed true to this vision, rapidly evolving to provide energy solutions for residential, commercial and utility scale projects.

Partnerships with global solar giants such as SolarEdge Technologies and TrinaSolar Ltd. ensure benchmarking on par with global standards and uncompromised quality of all JLANKA solar solutions.

By 2016, JLANKA was well established and equipped with both experience and expertise to tackle the sudden surge for demand in solar with the launch of Soorya Bala Sangramaya – a community based power generation project by the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy with an ambitious short term goal to add 200MW to the national grid, a challenge the JLANKA team was ready to meet.

Grouped under System Maintenance Units (SMUs) to cover geographical areas around the country, The JLANKA team is spread across Sri Lanka from Colombo to Kandy and from Galle to Anuradhapura.

This easy accessibility from any part of the island enables clients to engage with JLANKA as a single point-of-contact for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) operations for solar projects.

JLANKA has thereby cemented its position as the country’s leading EPC subcontractor for installations ranging from single rooftops to utility scale solar systems falling under Soorya Bala Sangramaya.

The dependable and consistent delivery on each project regardless of scale led to JLANKA’s emergence as an industry leader in renewable energy, dedicated to enhancing the contribution of hydro and renewable energy to 80% of the overall energy mix of Sri Lanka by 2030 as envisioned in ‘Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour’ – the National Policy Framework of the current Sri Lankan Government under the leadership of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa – a mandate that perfectly aligns with JLANKA’s long term vision for national energy security.

Now, with the advent of solar, JLANKA has strengthened its capacity and mastered renewable power installation to service the Sri Lankan residential, commercial and utility sectors as per demand.

During the past decade, JLANKA has installed a total solar capacity of 43 Mega Watts across the island and successfully completed over 4,750 projects including some of the largest solar installations for private, public and non-profit organisations across the country.

JLANKA has thus far facilitated the harvesting of a staggering 140,000 Mega Watt Hours of electricity in Sri Lanka, while saving 28,534 tons of CO2 emissions annually and planting 295,697 trees as part of their commitment to offset greenhouse gases.

The company has continued to introduce innovative energy saving solutions to its expanding customer base, launching the highly efficient SolarEdge HD Wave Inverter for the first time in Sri Lanka in 2017, a monitoring portal for consumer electronics for energy management that same year, followed by the launch of GoEV – a charging platform for Electric Vehicles (EVs) in 2018.

JLANKA continues to invest in alternative home-grown technologies not only in smart energy, but also across electric transportation and industrial automation, strengthening the local economy through value added products and services with great potential to take the Sri Lankan trademark to the world.

JLANKA also reinvented itself as a business during COVID-19 by implementing a digital infrastructure developed in-house across a majority of the company’s operations; this includes digital financial transaction tracking, customer information management, a service and maintenance booking system, the OnDemand.JLANKA.com customer portal, and a single 112 786 786 hotline connected to countrywide SMUs.

This allowed JLANKA to fast adapt to the new virtual business norms, create value and become more customer-centric than before.

The company firmly believes in their mandate for clean energy and follows their vision for a Sri Lanka that is self-sufficient in energy, and a personal milestone of transforming 500,000 residences to sustainable solar homes by 2025.

“JLANKA is a company that continues to believe in solar energy, and the transformation we can bring about Sri Lanka by following our vision,” said JLANKA Manager – Marketing and Brand Development Sajith Batagoda.

“We thank our growing portfolio of customers big and small, our partners, financial institutions and the Government of Sri Lanka for their support in making this journey possible. JLANKA is considered a trendsetter and innovator of the Sri Lanka energy landscape, and proudly continues to pursue the vision.

Our target is to transform 500,000 Sri Lankan households to sustainable solar homes by 2025. No dream is too big with the right amount of sunshine.”

Source: ft
Anand Gupta Editor - EQ Int'l Media Network