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Battle for Solar Energy

The Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy has launched a new community based power generation project titled 'Soorya Bala Sangramaya' (Battle for Solar Energy) in collaboration with Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority (SLSEA), Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) and Lanka Electricity Company (Private) Limited (LECO) to promote the setting up of small solar power plants on the rooftops of households, religious places, hotels, commercial establishments and industries. It is expected to add 200 MW of solar electricity to the national grid by 2020 and 1000 MW by 2025 through this intervention.

Under this program, the consumers will have options to generate and use electricity in their premises. In case of electricity in excess of their requirements, they can sell the excess to the national grid or bank it for later use. According to the electricity usage the customer can select a preferred option from the following three schemes: Net Metering, Net Accounting and Micro Solar Power Producer.

Net Metering

The customer generates electricity using solar panels fixed on their rooftops which are connected to the grid through a net metering system. The consumer has to pay only for the net amount of electricity that was consumed.

If the solar electricity production exceeds the electricity consumption of the premises, the balance amount can be carried forward to future use upto 10 years.

produced. Existing net metering customers can switch to other schemes if they wish to.

However, the accumulated electricity units prior to the signing of new agreement shall not be carried forward. More Details

Net Accounting

If the electricity generation of solar rooftop system is greater than the consumption, the consumer will be paid for the excess according to the below table. If the consumption is greater than the generation, the consumer shall pay for the excess consumption according to the existing electricity tariff structure.

Net Plus

The total electriciy generation from the solar rooftop system would be purchased by the utility. The bill for electricity consumption would be paid to the utility as usual. The utility would pay the solar electricity producers for the excess electricity exported to the grid on following basis with effect from the date of agreement signed with the utility.
01. First 7 Years = Rs. 22.00 (kWh)
02. 8th to 20th year = Rs. 15.50 (kWh)

Solar Resource Maps for Sri Lanka

The resource maps depicted in the report will be very useful in visualising the distribution of solar resource potential in various geographical regions across the country.

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Global Horizontal Irradiation

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Global Horizontal Irradiation

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Solar Measuring Stations

As estimated in the solar resource map developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) of the USA...

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Direct Normal Irradiation

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Facts

introduce 1,000,000 Rooftop Solar units during the next 10 years as a national program The objective of this program is to create electricity producers at least 20% from the total electricity customer base.

Rooftop Solar

1 000 000

To The Grid By 2025

1000MW

MT Reduce Emission

150 000

Monthly Income

Rs.2700

Benefits You Will Receive

Solar Rooftop takes the financial benefits one step farther: not only can you reduce your electricity bill, in many states you can actually get paid for the power.

Earn an Income

According to your selected options it will be possible for you to earn an income.

Repayment Plan

A 7 year repayment plan can be worked out from both government and private sector commercial banks.

Rs. 22.00 Per Unit

Any additional electricity generated within the 1st 7 years will be purchased at Rs. 22.00 per unit and after the 7th year Rs.15.50 per unit.

Loan for a Solar Panels

If you obtain a loan for a Solar panels you may repay the loan with the income generated from the electricity generated while earning an additional income for yourself.

Benefits for The Country

One of our ambitions is to empower 20% of low income families solar electricity generation while converting those families into electricity producers.

Sun Light Is Freely Available

As the sun light is freely available, the foreign exchange spend on fossil fuels will be reduced.

Balance of the Electricity System

Small scale solar power plants on rooftops are important to the balance of the electricity system as they are scattered throughout the island.

Losses are Minimal

Since the generation occurs closer to the point of consumption, the transmission and distribution losses are minimal.

Small Scale Entrepreneurs

Small scale entrepreneurs also can join the electricity production which has been limited to the large scale power generation companies.

Security of the Electricity Supply

Since the small scale electricity generation system is scattered across the island, it positively affects the security of the electricity supply.

Additional Income & Direct and Indirect Jobs

Inequality of income distribution of the country will be reduced since a large number of people are being able to get an additional income being producers of electricity, Ability to generate a large number of direct and indirect jobs with the awakening occurred in this field.

1000 MW by 2025

Ability to add 200 MW to the grid by 2020 and add another 1000 MW by 2025.

Reduce Carbon Dioxide (CO2)

Ability to reduce Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emission from thermal power plants to 1,50,000 MT per year.

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