Green energy system at Yala
Lanka's first green energy system was declared open by the Wild Life
Conservation and Agricultural Minister S.N. Chandrasena on Wednesday
(25) at Buthawa Wild Life bungalow in Yala National Park.
This solar system was introduced to Sri Lanka by James Consulting (PVT)
Ltd, NiceLux (PVT) with the partnership of Nawoo L.D.D. Incorporated in
This ultra modern solar power system is the only one of its kind in
Sri Lanka and its special feature is that this solar panel needs only
half an hour sunlight to get the batteries fully charged and the power
lasts for four days.
In addition to supplying solar power to illuminate the bungalow the
company has installed two street lamps with separate solar panels which
change its direction according to the movement of the Sun.
So that regular solar power is absorbed to the panels without
The other special feature is that these street lamps react to the
heat of the body and the movement of the objects so that automatically
lamps give a brighter light if a vehicle or a wild elephant came within
the ten metre radius of the lamps.
These street lamps are automatically switched on at the dusk and
switches off at the dawn saving energy and money.These solar panels of
the street lamps automatically come to a vertical position in the night
allowing all the dust got collected in the day time to be cleaned up by
the overnight falling of dew drops in the night. Minister Chandrasena
said that he was thankful to Korean companies for installing this
invaluable system in his tenure as the minister of Wild Life.
Managing Director of the Korean CompanyDavid Kim said that he was
happy to install this system in Sri Lanka under the invitation of
minister Chandrasena and they would like to co- work with Sri Lankan
government to introduce this independent electrical system to isolated
places of Sri Lanka where wired electricity system is expensive.