4 March, 2024 Member article

Ryse Energy partners with U-Solar to secure major project to power Sri Lanka with distributed renewables

UK-based Ryse Energy’s wind turbine technology, coupled with U-Solar’s solar and battery systems, will be used to power three islands off Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

4 March 2024 – In a landmark collaboration, UK-based Ryse Energy, the global leader in distributed renewable energy systems with over 180,000 installations across all seven continents, and U-Solar, one of India’s fastest growing solar EPC and developers, have signed an agreement for the development of hybrid renewable energy systems on three islands off Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera stated that under a full financial grant of USD 10,995 million extended by the Government of India, the islands of Delft, Analativu and Nainativu will receive the hybrid renewable energy systems by March 2025.

Under the project 530 kW wind power, 1,700 kW solar power, 2,400 kWh battery power and 2,500 kW of standby diesel power systems.

This ambitious project, launched in collaboration with the Indian Government, the Ministry of Power and Energy, and the Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority (SLSEA), is a pioneering initiative in line with Sri Lanka’s sustainability goals. Acting as a pilot programme, this venture is set to impact the renewable energy transition for Sri Lanka and the communities in the northern Jaffna district.

Alistair Munro, Founder & CEO of Ryse Energy commented: “I am thrilled to announce our major project to power Sri Lanka with distributed wind. This landmark partnership marks a significant milestone in our mission to provide sustainable and accessible energy solutions worldwide. Many thanks to our Asia office based locally in Colombo for the excellent collaborative work with U-Solar to make this project a reality.

The project not only aligns with Sri Lanka’s ambitious sustainability goals but also showcases our commitment to innovating in the field of distributed renewable energy. We are honoured to be at the forefront of this transformation, bringing clean, reliable energy to the communities of Jaffna and setting a benchmark for renewable projects worldwide.”