Chinese batteries and electric vehicles maker BYD Company Ltd (HKG:1211) announced on Wednesday it plans to open three new logistic centres in Brazil to increase its storage capacity for complete solar kits to 1.5 GW from 1 GW per year.
Located in the Northeastern, South and Mid-West regions, the new facilities will allow the company to carry out deliveries more quickly, it said.
“We know how important the deadline is, especially when the issue is a spare part or even an installation, which involves an investment with an expected return. The market generally takes 30 to 45 days to deliver. We cut logistical time in half without losing quality,” stated Marcelo Taborda, sales director at BYD Energy.
Each of the new facilities will have the capacity to store an average of 20 MW of the firm’s mono and bifacial photovoltaic (PV) modules, with capacities varying from 450 W to 670 W.
BYD says it is currently the only company in Brazil to commercialise a complete solar installation kit featuring panels, storage systems and inverters.