(SeeNews) - Apr 11, 2013 - Spanish Proinso on Monday said it had supplied solar panels for a 102-kWp self-consumption rooftop solar system in Sri Lanka, marking its entry into the island country.
The installation is owned by tea company Dilmah Tea and has already been hooked to the grid, the Spanish firm, part of electricity generator Opde Investment Espana Sl, said. Built by local firm JLanka, the photovoltaic (PV) system is expected to produce about 150,000 kWh of electricity a year.
The order is in line with Poinso's business plan to expand its presence in emerging markets.
Proinso, which supplies modules and inverters to solar installations, noted that Sri Lanka has recently been struggling with surging oil prices as it owns no fossil fuel reserves. As a result, it expects to turn to clean energy as it has vast renewable energy resources. Solar energy is the most widespread on the island.