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Solar power for every household – State Minister Duminda

A plan has been mooted on the instruction of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to set up solar power generating systems on every rooftop in the country, Development State Minister Duminda Dissanayaka said.

The State Minister was addressing an awareness programme in this regard in Anuradhapura recently.

He said that renewable solar power generation systems will be fixed on all school rooftops. He said that renewable energy sources will be used such as wind, hydro power, solar power and biomass by 2025 to reach this goal.

Initially, one million electricity consumers will be provided with rooftop power systems and surplus electricity will be sold to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB).

“The Renewable Energy Development Ministry will provide loans for those to buy solar power systems. Solar panels will be fixed to agricultural machinery including water pumps,” he said.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed to set up a pilot programme to fix solar panels using the rooftops of Government buildings.

The Sustainable Energy Authority will set up a number of renewable energy generation projects along with local and international companies to supply renewable energy sources in the Anuradapura and Polonnaruwa Districts, the State Minister said.

A solar power plant is set up now in Pethisrambawewa, Thirappane in a 10 acres to add 2 MV to the National Grid, the State Minster said.

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