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MANAGING DIRECTOR- INDIA | SHENZHEN SOFAR SOLAR CO. LTD.

BRIJESH PRAJAPATI

SOFARSOLAR is a top 5 Grid tied string inverters manufacturer for rooftop and utility projects. Our company has put quality as the most important criteria in our design, production and daily operations. Our international R&D team designed the product from bottom up. We hand-picked each component and we have drew every bit of the circuitry. We understand exactly how the device shall perform in every situation.

 

Q. Describe in brief about SOFAR SOLAR and its vision & mission?

 
SOFARSOLAR (est 2012) is one of the subsidiaries of SOFAR Group in China and specializes in R&D,production, sales and service of grid-tied inverters ranging from 1kW to 7.5kW (residential),10kW to 70kW (commercial) and other related renewable products . 
SOFARSOLAR,with 400 employees, has a very strong and experienced R&D team who have improved inverter technology, both software and hardware.
SOFARSOLAR is a top 5 Grid tied string inverters manufacturer for rooftop and utility projects .SOFARSOLAR inverters have been installed in 40+ countries (e.g.Australia,theUK, Germany,Italy, Belgium,Spain, Netherland, France,China etc.)  with currently  own subsidiaries in India, Australia, Wuxi, Beijing, Shenzhen and Henan. 
From day one our company has put quality as the most important criteria in our design, production and daily operations. Our international R&D team designed the product from bottom up. We hand-picked each component and we have drew every bit of the circuitry. Therefore we understand exactly how the device shall perform in every situation. We sourced all our electronic materials from U.S., Germany and Japan, such as Fairchild, Infineon, Texas instruments, Panasonic, Nichicon, Tamura, Microsemi, Amphenol, Sanyo. We are certainly not the cheapest inverters you can find in China. But if you consider quality is important, you will not regret to work with us.
Our range of gird tied inverters include 1KW to 6KW in single and 4KW to 70KW in three phases. We also have 3-5kW power storage inverters and 3-5kW hybrid inverters.
 
Vision:- 
SOFAR Solar planning investment in India. In a next year company manufacturing setup will be start.  Local Sales-service stock availability, PAN India & Middle East market development. Focus on new upgrade technology, Product availability as per market response. Market strategy on HYBRID & STORAGE Inverter & Coming with our new technology products AUTOMOBILE ECO-CHARGER . To develop market with reliability  ,Products  quality, prompt service  response. 
Mission:- 
SOFAR  Solar growing in India market with quality products & prompt service Support availability. We are develop Customization products as per client requirement with Best technical features. OEM Work  flexibility with mutually understanding on Techno-commercial terms.
 

Q. What are the expectations from the government to boost solar products in India?

 
We are respecting government  projects for SOLAR Business Future. For Solar Inverter system need to training in local Government organization, School, Hospitality sector or educate to people about solar benefit. Market awareness about solar system, promote subsidy    beneficial plan.
 

Q. What are the various technologies available for solar?

 
There are different types of grid tied solar inverters – micro, string and central.
A) Micro inverter :- A microinverter consists of a small box located on the back of or situated very close to a solar panel systems . Its role is to convert the DC electricity produced by a single solar panel. Small rating voltage system.  
B) String inverters :- A string inverter is the type most commonly used in home and commercial solar power systems. It is a large-ish box that is often situated some distance away from the solar array. Depending on the size of the installation, there may be more than one string inverter present. Medium Rating  voltage system.  
C) Central inverter:- Central inverters are designed for applications such as large arrays installed on buildings, industrial facilities as well as field installations – they are basically just a very large string inverter. Its in high rating voltage systems. 
Hybrid Inverter & Storage inverter is now new concept in Solar market.
 

Q. What are the advantages of Inverters you offer?

1. Complete product series of string inverters.
2. Choose high quality components, such as higher voltage thin-film capacitor.
3. Well-designed inverter cases: die-casting housings go through anti-corrosion and anti-rust protection processes
4. 4-inch diamond white-bright screen.
5. Support RS485/WiFi/GPRS/Ethernet for data upload.
6. Built-in SD card with 25 years data storage capacity for three phase inverters.
7. Support web portal for online monitoring and APP for mobile phones.
8. Support zero export solution and PID solution.
9. Local technical support for whole India market.
10. SOFAR SOLAR Inverters and distributors are insured by US CHUBB Insurance corporation  company.  
 

Q. What are the trends in new technology products, materials and processes etc.?

 
Now Market developing in rooftop policy thru different state government decided subsidy plan. 
On-grid system is very growing in market easy installation, Easy reparable & easy movement for repairing purpose solutions. Easy availability in market during warranty terms replacement. 
Hybrid inverter is working as of-grid system. 
Storage inverter is Easy installation and cost effective, working as emergency power supply , Increase self-consumption rate from 20% to 80%, Flexible and reliable system.
 

Q. What type of services you provide to your customers?

 
7 years replacement warranty in Indian Market, Local - sales, Service and Support. Prompt service support available onsite & offsite. Planning to develop toll free number service very soon. 
 

Q. How SOFAR SOLAR is contributing in REI and what are your expectations from REI, Does it help you to make profits?

 
REI is Good platform  discussion between user & developer for business strategy, future business scope & transparently meet with organization peoples. It’s a One stop solution for Solar systems products.  
To show our business product basket and serve in market as per client requirement. REI visit  investment is completely worth for business expansion.
 

Q. Tell me something about your current project and your plans for future?

 
We are very flexible in OEM Segment . We are doing Customized  OEM Business with confidential business Techno-Commercial terms with client. 
Our product reliable on Residential, Commercial & Industrial segment. In a now days we are getting good number of  order projection. We Will serve our Best technical-Reliable products  to Client  & Working as a team work effort  for together successful business.