Sri Lanka commissions 500kW solar plant

L-R: Director/CEO of Seylan Bank Kapila Ariyaratne, Chairman of Seylan Bank Ravi Dias

Aug 08, 2011 (LBO) – Sri Lanka has commissioned a 500 kiloWatt solar power plant in Hambantota in the south of the island built with Korean help, the island’s power and energy ministry said. The solar plant in Hambantota in the South of the island built with 412 million rupees of Korean financing has been connected to the national grid, the ministry said in a statement.

The plant is operated by Sri Lanka’s Sustainable Energy Authority to demonstrate the potential of solar power. The authority promotes renewable energy. Solar is among the most expensive renewable energy.