Empowering kandy with solar technology
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The battle of solar power getting a progressive turn with "Soorya Bala Sangramaya" through which, for a 20 year period, under the agreement electricity can be added to the system. One million Families will be both consumers as well as producers while earning an additional income. One of the main ambitions is to empower 20% of low income families solar electricity generation while converting those families into electricity producers.
Existing net metering system: the Customer generates electricity using solar panels fixed on their houses/premises and connected to the grid through net metering system. The consumer has to pay only for the net amount of electricity that he consumed. In this system, if that particular customer's production exceeds his consumption, he can bring forward the balance and consume it in the months forthcoming. No fee will be paid for the excess electricity produced. The customer will be given the choice of using the balance electricity within 10 year period. (Net Metering)
If the generated units of electricity using the solar panels fixed on their houses/premises are greater than the amount he consumed, the customer will be paid Rs.22.00 per unit during the first 07 years and from the 08th year he will be paid Rs. 15.50 per unit. If the consumption is greater than he generated, the consumer has to pay that existing electricity tariff for the excess electricity consumed. (Net Accounting)
Getting paid for the amount of electricity generated using the solar panels fixed on their houses/premises. Unlike net metering method there is no linkage in-between the electricity consumption of the customer and the electricity generation. The customer has to pay for the electricity consumed according to the existing tariff. Electricity Board will pay for the total amount of electricity he generates. (Net Plus)
Lanka Electricity Company Limited(LECO) is introducing solar loan schemes up to 1 million for LECO consumers. Only the first 2000 customers will be selected, so apply now to enjoy this limited time facility.