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Sri Lanka commissions 10MW solar power plant

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka has commissioned a 10 MegaWatt solar power plant to the national grid which can generate up to 19 million unit of of electricity a year.

Sagasolar Power Pvt Ltd in a unit of Sri Lanka’s LOLC group which has a 50.1 percent stake.

The solar farm will was designed to have 48,000 Polycrystalline solar panels with construction costs estimated at 2.5 billion rupees.

It is located Buruthakanda, Hambantota, a area where sunlight is available with the least cloud cover.

The wind far is expected to generate and sell about 19Giga Watt hours of electricity a year to state-run Ceylon Electricity Board.

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