Sri Lanka’s rural areas get solar power with half cell technology for the first time.

Sri Lanka’s rural areas get solar power with half cell technology for the first time.

24 December 2018 08:06 am

Sri Lanka’s clean and sustainable power generation will be enhanced through the battle for solar power project by increasing debt facilities and funding for the rooftop solar power generation, developing solar rooftop market infrastructure and bankable subproject pipeline.

It is aimed at achieving the target of 200 MW by 2020 and 1000 MW by 2025 through solar power generation.

Under the successful tender of 1MWx60 CEB-‘ battle for solar power Phase 2’, JLanka Technologies will be installing solar power projects in Grid areas of Mahiyangana, Mahawa and Kilinochchi using solar power half cell technolgogy.

The 1000KW net plus installation at Grandpass was the first solar project in Colombo City to be interconnected to the 11KV underground ring main system under this initiative.

1.6MW is now commissioned.

For the first time ever in Sri Lanka the solar power Half Cell technology introduced by Trina Solar will be equipped in these project st.

The half cell technology is just as the name makes it seem.It is the generally used solar cell cut into 2 halves and connected in series.

It’s a technology that has cut down on the electrical resistance of the ribbon while increasing its’ efficiency by 2%. 2668 Trina Solar panels of 375W each of Half Cut technology and 34 Inverters of 27.6kW and 1334 Optimizers of 800W constituted the second installation.

Jafferjee Brothers has expressed willingness to strengthen their arms by adding another 8 number of 1MW ground mounted projects linking up with JLanka Technologies , company officials said.