Maldivian company, Renewable Energy Maldives has signed an agreement with Sri Lankan government on a project to provide solar energy to 5,000 Sri Lankan homes.
Renewable Energy Maldives – part owned by former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed’s brother – will be supplying electricity to houses in Batticaloa - a major city in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka.
The agreement between Renewable Energy Maldives and Sri Lankan government was signed by Chairman of Renewable Energy Maldives – Ibrahim Nashid and State Minister of Rehabilitation, Resettlement M.L.A.M. Hizbullah.
Hizubullah said electricity to the poor will be provided free of charge as part of the project.
Speaking about the project, Ibrahim Nashid said 10-kilowatt solar panels will be installed on roof of each house, noting that electricity usage will not reach as much as one-kilowatt.
He also said the company will fully adhere to Sri Lankan government’s energy regulations.