The Sri Lankan government has awarded a 10 MW solar power project to a domestic company Didul (Pvt.) Ltd. The project is slated to be developed near a substation located in Valachchenai, which lies in the eastern region of Sri Lanka.
Apart from developing the project, Didul will also provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services. The project will sell clean energy to the state utility Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) for 12.49 LKR ($0.079) per kWh.
Sri Lanka has set an ambitious solar energy program called Soorya Bala Sangramaya. According to the phase I of the programme, its objective is to install 1,000,000 solar rooftop projects and generate 1 GW of solar power. In the next phase, it wants to build 150 MW small-scale solar PV projects of 1 MW capacity each. Read More