The project Green Energy Champion 2017 is a continuation of the nationwide initiative that was conducted in 2016 to raise public awareness on energy conservation and to boost energy innovation in Sri Lanka.
Part of the campaign was a competition which to identify a blueprint “Green Energy Champion” who would become a show case for sustainable and clean energy solutions.
The public response was overwhelming and a large number of outstanding project proposals we received throughout the competition. Ananda College Colombo was selected as the winner and received the financial support and technical expertise for the implementation of their project proposal.
After the completion of the implementation phase in January 2017, President Maithripala Sirisena and German Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives Jörn Rohde officially handed over the facilities awarded for the winner of the Green Energy Champion competition, including a solar PV system, which now powers the Ananda College hostel, at a ceremonious event tagged ‘Harithananada’. Power and Renewable Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya was also amongst the dignitaries invited to the event.
The German Ministry of Foreign Affairs will further support, improving energy efficiency and encouraging the use of renewable energy in Sri Lanka as the country has excellent conditions for using solar energy, biomass and wind energy.