The solar power plant set up at Buruthakanda in Hambantota under the clean energy programme supplies electricity to over 800 rural houses. This is to fulfill the target is to achieve 10 percent of power generation using renewable energy.

The pilot project will try to realize the full potential of solar energy by mitigating risks associated with it, said an engineer attached to the project. According to a survey conducted recently, 11,000 families in Hambantota use kerosene oil lamps as they are not provided with electricity.

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