Rooftop Solar Power Generation Project (ADB-50373-002)

  • Sri Lanka
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Sep 26, 2017
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Government of Sri Lanka
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  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 50.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 60.80 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 20, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Sep 27, 2017

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Project Description

To increase solar power generation and speed up implementation of the Battle for Solar Energy program, the Government of Sri Lanka requested ADB to provide a credit line that would enable institutional and domestic customers to finance installation of solar rooftop PV generation facilities. Technical and commercial frameworks will be improved to encourage the development of solar renewable resources that would add value in developing solar rooftop installations. The credit line will provide the required financing with preferential terms that will stimulate solar rooftop generation development. As part of the project, technical guidelines and standards for solar rooftop systems will be established.

The outputs of the project include: (i) debt funding for the solar rooftop power generation increased, (ii) solar rooftop market infrastructure and bankable subproject pipeline developed; and (iii) capacity and awareness of stakeholders, including the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, participating financial institutions (PFIs), commercial and domestic sector customers, increased.

These outputs will result in the following outcome: clean, sustainable power generation enhanced. The project will be aligned with the following impact: access to clean and reliable power supply in Sri Lanka enhanced by 2020 (Sri Lanka Energy Sector Development Plan for a Knowledge Based Economy 2015 2025).

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Government US$ 9.80 million
Asian Clean Energy Fund under the Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility US$ 1.00 million

Contact Information

Project Officer
Khamudkhanov, Mukhtor
South Asia Department, ADB

Ministry of Finance
Treasury Building
Sri Lanka

Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy
72 Ananada Kumaraswamy Mawatha
Colombo 07, Sri Lanka


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