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Norway funds Sri Lanka's first solar power plant in Kilinochchi

The Norwegian government announced that it helped to fund the first floating solar plant in Sri Lanka earlier this month, as it launched the project in Kilinochchi.

The solar plant was a result of a research collaboration between the University of Jaffna and the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. They were supported by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Colombo and Ambassador Eskedal, who were present at an unveiling ceremony.

The ambassador added at an earlier event how “Norway strongly believes that increased access to clean energy will reduce poverty, improve health and mitigate climate change. We also think that the involvement of the private sector is crucial for accelerating clean and sustainable energy production”. 

The floating solar power plant utilised Norwegian marine expertise with the innovative mounting of solar panels. 

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