Energy Tip
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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.

Public and private sector joint venture solar energy project at Hambantota

Public and private sector joint venture solar energy project at Hambantota

With the intention of increasing the capacity to meet the ever increasing power needs of the country a new solar energy project was started.  The inauguration ceremony was  held on 21th of January 2017 at Hambantota with the distinguished participation of Honorable Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, Minister of Power and Renewable Energy, Hon. Ajith P. Perera, Deputy Minister of Power and Renewable Energy and Senior officials of the Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority, Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy and Ceylon Electricity Board.

This is the first-ever public and private joint venture solar energy project, where Sustainable Energy Authority(SEA) and Laugfs Power Limited are joining in implementing the project. This solar power plant is expected to add 10 MW of power to the National Grid. The Minister stated that government has formulated short term plans to face the present drought period and expected to supply continues power without additional cost although the drought has prevailed for 6 months. 

Date: 
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 09:00