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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.

Ceremony commemorating the achievement of solar power generation target of 100 MW

Ceremony commemorating the achievement of solar power generation target of 100 MW

The future of sustainable power generation in Sri Lanka depends on achieving the ambitious solar power generation target of 1000 MW by 2025. With the cumulative solar capacity going up to 100 MW, to celebrate this achievement Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy organizes a ceremony on 21st November 2017 from 3.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. at the Water’s Edge Ballroom, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte. This special ceremony will by graced by His Excellency Maithreepala Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Hon. Ranjith Siyabalapitiya, Minister of Power and Renewable Energy, Hon. Ajith P. Perera, Deputy Minister of Power and Renewable Energy, Dr. B.M.S. Batagoda, Secretary to the Power and Renewable Energy and other distinguished invitees.

The accelerated solar’ rooftop programme, 'Soorya Bala Sangramaya', which was initiated on 6th September 2016 is now being implemented by the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy (MoPRE), Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) and Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority (SEA). The programme targets at establishing micro solar power plants in one million houses throughout the country. Solar panels will be provided to the houses at concessionary rates. CEB is absorbing the power generated from the solar power systems through three schemes – Net metering, Net accounting and Net plus.

The programme also aims at reducing 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.

In addition, multiple benefits are expected from the programme, such as reduction of the annual costs incurred to CEB, piloting of renewable energy/solar technology and its financial benefits at a place that can be easily accessed to general public and school children, promotion of solar net metering among general public, increased share of renewable energy in Sri Lanka.


Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 03:00