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CEB seeks 150 MW solar power

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has issued a global tender for 150 MW of solar power.

The CEB hopes to build 20 solar projects ranging in size from 3 MW to 10 MW. The facilities will be built in different locations and each of them will be connected each to different grid substations, PV magazine reported yeeterday.

The ceiling price for the tender is LKR 15.60 ($0.086)/kWh. The utility said that 80 percent of the proposed tariff will be re-adjusted based on fluctuations in the US dollar exchange rate.

Interested developers will have time until May 21 to submit their proposals.

The projects will be part of the third phase of the Battle for Solar Energy programme. The country hopes the scheme will help it to add 200 MW of solar by the end of this year and 1 GW by the end of 2025.

According to a recent joint study by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and Asian Development Bank (ADB), Sri Lanka has the potential to deploy 16 GW of solar power.

It aims to cover its entire power demand with renewables by 2050.

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CEB seeks 150 MW solar power (19:04)

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has issued a global tender for 150 MW of solar power. The CEB hopes to build 20 solar projects ranging in size from 3 MW to 10 MW. The facilities will be built in different locations and each of them will be connected each to different grid substations, PV magazine reported today. The ceiling price for the tender is LKR 15.60 ($0.086)/kWh. The utility said that 80 percent of the proposed tariff will be re-adjusted based on fluctuations in the US dollar exchange rate.


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