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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.

Commissioning of a biomass fired hot water system at the District Hospital, Monaragala

Commissioning of a biomass fired hot water system at the District Hospital, Monaragala

A biomass fired hot water system of 12 kWth was commissioned at the District Hospital, Monaragala with the participation of the Secretary of the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy, Dr. Suren Batagoda on 2nd December, 2016. Apart from catering the hot water requirement of the hospital, the system can also soften the hardness and sterilize UV rays in the drinking water. Fully developed by the local entrepreneurship of Spectra Pvt. Ltd., the system is 58% thermally efficient is able to reduce 2.97 tCO2e of Green House Gases per annum. GEF/UNDP/FAO funded project ‘Promoting Sustainable Biomass Energy Production and Modern Bio-Energy Technologies in Sri Lanka’ contributed the whole cost of the system, being LKR 520,000.00. If a private investor fully purchased the hot water system, it would pay back within 4 month time. Aftermath, special lectures were conducted to the end users on ‘Benefits of Modern Biomass Technologies’ and ‘Energy Management & Conservation’ by senior officials of the Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority.   

Date: 
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 09:00