Sri Lanka’s Solar Energy Battle

A ‘Battle for Solar Energy’ has been launched by the Sri Lankan government next month in a move to boost the sustainable power generation in the country. “The solar power war is scheduled to commence on the 06th of September from the official residence of the President under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena,” Deputy Minister of Power and Renewable Energy Ajith P. Perera said. Addressing a news conference...

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Sri Lanka:  3,000MW of solar power in 10 years

From the current 50% renewable energy used by Sri Lanka, the country is planning to boost its renewable energy for up to 70%  by building 3000 MW of solar power capacity. Country’s cabinet member has approved the proposal to give incentives to smaller power users as part of the plan. Power Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, Minister Karunathilake said “total renewable power, which is already high at 50 percent, will be boosted to...

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Gamesa Wins 20 MW Solar Power Project in Sri Lanka.
Apr01

Gamesa Wins 20 MW Solar Power Project in Sri Lanka.

Spanish wind power-focused firm Gamesa has secured a contract to develop a 20MW solar plant in Sri Lanka from local industrial conglomerate Laugfs Power. Gamesa will manufacture and supply PV inverters as well as performing engineering and design for the project located in the province of Hambantota, in south Sri Lanka. The installation is expected to be complete by October this year. Gamesa’s expansion into the solar sector aligns...

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Sri Lanka Aims for Wind Power in Mannar.
Sep23

Sri Lanka Aims for Wind Power in Mannar.

Sri Lanka’s Ceylon Electricity Board envisages installation of 375 megawatts in a wind power in Mannar between 2018 and 2025 as part of a drive to increase power generation from non-conventional renewable energy sources. The total capacity from wind power increased to 124 megawatts by end 2014 after the first commercial wind power plants established in 2010. “It is proposed to develop a 375 megawatts wind farm at Mannar as semi...

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ADB To Provide $200 Million Loan for Sri Lanka’s Wind Energy Program.
Sep23

ADB To Provide $200 Million Loan for Sri Lanka’s Wind Energy Program.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will soon provide debt finance for Sri Lanka’s wind energy program. ADB has allocated $200 million to support the wind energy sector in Sri Lanka. The Bank would provide financial support by buying debt instruments issued in the national and international market. The Wind Power Generation Project does not provide any quantitative details about capacity addition but does mention 2018 as a landmark...

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Energy Conservation Program Introduced to Sri Lanka Army.
Jun09

Energy Conservation Program Introduced to Sri Lanka Army.

Sri Lanka Power and Energy Ministry’s timely national project to create awareness for economical use of energy for the best interests of the Nation was introduced to State’s largest employment provider, Sri Lanka Army. With the declaration of the National Energy Conservation Month, the Ministry of Power and Energy launched the island-wide project, themed ‘Awareness Programme for Energy Conservation’ at a...

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