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Energy star rated compact fluorescent Lamp (CFL) should be the choice in household lighting applications From the extraordinary Gazette notification No. 1611/10 of July 22,2099, the display of the Energy Label  on every CFL was made mandatory. The energy label consists of star rating which varies from  1 star   to 5star higher the number of the star greater the energy efficiency of the CFL. Accordingly CFLs having an energy label with 5 star are  most energy efficient compared to the  CFLs having 1star to  4star rating. By repacking a 1star CFL with 5star CFL with 5-7 watts lower in wattage the same light out put can be gained. Purchasing a CFL with 5 star rating about 5-7 watts  can be cut down At present LED Lamp technology has improved rapidly end in parallel the price of LED lamps have come down to  an affordable Scale for the domestic consumer. Sri Lanka has already introduced performance stety and Minimum Energy performance  standers (MEPS) for LED Lamps introduce for which satisfy MEPS.

The Battle​ for Solar Energy

The Battle​ for Solar Energy

The large scale distributed generation project, 'Soorya Bala Sangramaya' was launched on 6th September 2016 from the President's official residence with the signing of the agreement by the Mr. P.B. Abeykoon, President Secretary and of Mr. M.C. Wickramasekara, General Manager, Ceylon Electricity Board.

His Excellency the President inaugurated operation of the program by energising a solar power plant on the roof top of the official residence. The President’s official residence will be transformed into a small power plant as a mark of the launch of the project.

The program is implemented by the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy(MoPRE), Ceylon Electricity Board(CEB), Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority(SLSEA). The inauguration ceremony of  the project Surya Bala Sangramaya was held on 6th September 2016 at the BMICH with the distinguished participation of His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Hon. Ranjith Siyabalapitiya, Minister of the Power and Renewable Energy, Hon. Ajith P.Perera, Deputy Minister of the Power and Renewable Energy,Dr. B.M.S. Batagoda, Secretary of the Power and Renewable Energy. The president speaking at the occasion, hoped that this will be a turning point in the electricity sector of the country.

The  ’Battle  for  Solar  Energy’  program  will  encourage  the  consumers  to  join  in  power  generation  by  installing  small  solar  power  plants  established  on  the  rooftops  of  their  houses  to  meet  their  energy  requirements. Under this program, the consumers will have options to generate and use electricity in their premises. In case of electricity in excess of their requirements, they can sell the excess to the national grid or bank it for later use.

The aim of the project is to generate reduce the Carbon Dioxide emissions from thermal power plants by 150,000 metric tons per year after 2020.It is expected to add 200 MW of solar electricity to the national grid by 2020 and 1000 MW by the year 2025.

The Sustainable Energy Authority is responsible for the programme. You can collect information calling to +94 11 2677445 or visiting Block 05, BMICH, Bauddhaloka Mawatha Colombo 07 or visiting the web site http://www.energy.gov.lk/surya_bala_sangramaya/index.html