New 10MW solar power plant construction to kick-off tomorrow

The foundation stone laying ceremony of a new 10MW solar power plant in Raṇamayurapura, Hambantota will be held tomorrow with the participation of Power Minister and offcials.

New plant will be built under the Soorya Bala Sangramaya (Battle for Solar Energy) project of Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority with the private sector investment.

Power Ministry seeks to promote the setting up of small solar power plants on the rooftops of households, religious places, hotels, commercial establishments and industries through this project.

It is expected to add 200 MW of solar electricity to the national grid by 2020 and 1000 MW by 2025 through this intervention.

Annual Global Horizontal Irradiation (GHI) and availability of solar resource in Sri Lanka

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