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Work on Solar Power Park in the final stage

Feb 10, 2011 10:18:36 AM - itnnews.lk

Construction work on the Solar Power Park in Hambantota has entered the final stage. It will be linked to the national grid in April.

The Project was launched on the instructions of Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka with the aim of improving the capability of generation of power to meet the demand which is on the rise daily. The Solar Power Park is coming at Buruthakanda in the Hambantota District. The proposed solar units will generate a combine capacity of 1200 Kilo watts. The park will see two plants being built with funding support coming from Japanese and the Korean governments. The first plant, a 737 Kilowatt unit is funded by Japan with a loan of one Billion Rupees. The second plant will generate 500 Kilowatts and is expected to get Korean funding. The cost of the 2nd plant will run up to 630 Million rupees. Authorities say this solar power park will help Sri Lanka reduce 963 tons of carbon emissions per annum.