Energy Tip
of the Day!

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.

Renewable Energy Services

Renewable Energy Services

The objectives of this program is

  • Delivery of energy services in order to ensure that basic energy needs are met by the rural community.
  • Delivery of sustainable energy solutions for households, SME and Agriculture sectors.

“Off grid for Rural ” Programme

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.

Promotion of Biogas

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

  • Develop an economical model for popularization of usage of biogas and implement one pilot project
  • Implementation of domestic biogas units by 2020 as a promotion
  • Introduce rules and regulations on safety issue of operation and usage of biogas (O&M instruction)
  • Establish information centre on biogas systems in Sri Lanka and the South Asia region
  • Establish a soft loan facility through development banks for financing bio gas systems.

Renewable energy for agriculture sector

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

  • Promote local equipment suppliers by providing technical and financial assistance
  • Introduce concessionary financing facilities through PFIs.

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.