BATTLE FOR SOLAR ENERGY

 

Beginning 6th September 2016, the CEB has introduced two new solar power schemes for its consumers. These schemes, together with the Net-Metering scheme which has been in existence for the last 5 years, allows any consumer of electricity to reap financial benefits from solar power

 

SOLAR POWER SCHEMES

Net-Metering

This scheme allows a consumer to reduce, or eliminate their electricity bill by using solar power. The solar power system will feed energy to the CEB grid, and these units of energy will be deducted from the amount of energy used by the consumer. If any additional energy is generated, these units will be recorded as Credits, and will be available for the consumers use in the following months. The consumer will sign a 20-year agreement with the CEB for the Net-Metering scheme

Net-Accounting

This scheme is very similar to the Net-Metering scheme, and allows a consumer to reduce their electricity bill and earn additional income. The solar power system will feed energy to the CEB grid, and these units of energy will be deducted from the amount of energy used by the consumer. If any additional energy is generated, the CEB will pay the consumer for these units. The rate of payment will be Rs 22.00 during the first seven years of the agreement, and Rs 15.50 for the next 13 years. The consumer will sign a 20-year agreement with the CEB for this scheme.

Net-Plus

The Net-Plus scheme will allow a consumer to earn income for all solar power units generated, regardless of their existing electricity usage. The solar power system will feed energy to the CEB grid, and these units will be metered and the CEB will pay the consumer for these units. The rate of payment will be Rs 22.00 during the first seven years of the agreement, and Rs 15.50 for the next 13 years. The consumer will sign a 20-year agreement with the CEB for this scheme.

TURN HOME INTO A SOLAR POWER PLANT

BENEFITS YOU WILL RECEIVE

  • Battle of Solar power will empower consumers in becoming producers of electricity.
  • Loans can be borrowed from any private or public sector bank at lower interest rates which can be paid within 7 years.
  • A consumer can choose to options for any of the three schemes covered under the “Soorya Bala Sangramaya” from any location in the island.
  • An opportunity to become energy independent by transforming the roof into an electricity generating unit.

BENEFITS FOR THE COUNTRY

  • The foreign exchange on fossil fuels will be reduced, because of the Sunlight is freely available.
  • Lower carbon dioxide emission and thereby contribute towards reducing the impact of global warming.
  • As the result of creating small scale Electricity generation system in island-wide, it positively affects the security the electricity supply.
  • Create a number of direct and indirect job opportunities.

APPLY FOR A SOLAR LOAN

  • Click here to download the instructions for applying “Soorya bala sangramaya(සූර්ය බල සංග්‍රාමය)” through SolSpectrum
  • Click here to download application for Soorya bala sangramaya(සූර්ය බල සංග්‍රාමය )

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