Sri Lanka connects 1000 Megawatts of solar power to the National Grid by June 2024.

Milestone Reached: 1000 Megawatts Solar Power in Sri Lanka!

Sri Lanka Solar Power Generation 2024: 1000 Megawatts Connected to National Grid

The Minister of Power and Energy, Kanchana Wijesekera, announced that 1,000 Megawatts of solar power generation have been connected to Sri Lanka’s National Grid as of June 2024. This milestone includes 132 Megawatts added from solar power generation within the first five months of 2024.

This achievement signifies a major step in Sri Lanka’s efforts to expand its renewable energy capacity and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. The government’s focus on solar power is part of a broader strategy to enhance energy security and promote sustainable development.

Minister Wijesekera emphasized the importance of this development in meeting the country’s growing energy demands and addressing environmental concerns. The expansion of solar power is expected to contribute significantly to reducing carbon emissions and mitigating the impacts of climate change.

The success of this initiative is attributed to the collaborative efforts of various stakeholders, including government agencies, private sector investors, and local communities. The Minister expressed confidence that Sri Lanka will continue to increase its renewable energy capacity, with more solar projects in the pipeline.