SOLEN 10000. Free energy for 10.000 Inhabitants of Moneragala District of Sri Lanka (2007-2008)

The project’s overall objective was to contribute to poverty alleviation and economic development in the District of Moneragala of Sri Lanka.

  • More specifically the project:
  • Improved the quality of life and the family income of the poorer layers of the population through the use of solar energy
  • Reduced environmental pollution and health problems/hazards caused by the use of kerosene lamps
  • Raised public awareness and sensitized local authorities and citizens on the use of renewable energy.
  • The main activities of the project included:
  • Information campaign on the benefits of renewable energy
  • Selection of the beneficiary schools and families
  • Training on RES and the installation of photovoltaic systems
  • Invitation to tender and purchase of photovoltaic systems
  • Installation of 400 home systems, 60 systems for schools and 2 systems for hospitals
  • Dissemination of the project results and promotion of Hellenic Aid

The project that was co-funded by Hellenic Aid (Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs and provided free energy to about 10000 people whose family income is less than 20 euros per month.


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