The objectives of this program is
Objectives of the programme is to electrification of households away from the national grid using offgrid solar saystems and off-grid mini grid solutions. for electrifying rural houses within the country by 2017. Solar home systems and village hydro plants has considered as a viable technology under this scheme.
SLSEA will assist Provincial Councils in consultation with related Divisional Secretariat offices to uplift the rural electrification schemes in their territories. Financial assistance will be provided from SLSEA.
Objectives of this programme is to establishment of a comprehensive National program to increase the use of biogas in Sri Lanka
Specific Outputs of the Project
Food and agro-based product processing are the major areas in Rural small industries in Sri Lanka, and the fundamental technology in these industries is drying. Small industries still depend largely on inferior, traditional, low-level drying technologies.
Solar energy and biomass are the energy resources used for drying, and due to the primitive ways of energy use, the products are of very low quality. Sun drying of agro-produce, fish and food products (papadam, noodles etc.); and smoke drying of copra, fish, spices are some examples.
These inferior technologies cause large losses of agro-produce (such as spoilage of spices during rainy seasons) and losses of food products both in quality and quantity. So, in spite of these industries use renewable energy such as biomass and solar, many improvements are to be achieved in order to reach enhanced energy productivity and product quality in these industries
Specific outcome of the project is to achieving enhanced energy productivity in small-scale food and agro-based industries and opening up of avenues for better harnessing renewable energy resources for thermal applications.