Sri Lanka has doubled its wind power capacity with the addition of three new wind farms, its Power and Energy Minister announced.
A total capacity of 30MW wind farms was connected to the grid last week, which cost Rs 7.2billion (£34.8million). The power from the plants will be sold to the state-run Sri Lanka Electricity Board.
The project is part of the country’s plans to install 400MW of wind capacity by 2020.
Sri Lanka aims to generate 15% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2015 and 20% by 2020.