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Sri Lanka to install 7,000 rural solar plants

Sri Lanka to install 7,000 rural solar plants

Colombo, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Sri Lanka will install seven thousand rural solar plants in an equal number of villages within the framework of a program under the name 'Electricity for All', according to the press.
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The Minister of State for the Development of Solar, Wind and Power Grid Generation Projects, Duminda Dissanayake, explained to the Daily News newspaper the new trends in the field of renewable energy development in the country.

750 megawatts (MW) are intended to be added to the national grid from these emerging facilities, the source said.

Referring to the Electricity for All program, Dissanayake said that there are around 99,675 homes without electricity and they expect to provide the service to the 33,360 families most in need.

He also pointed out that a program to supply rooftop solar panels to 100,000 beneficiary families is under way.


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