- Commissioning of a 100 kW rooftop solar energy system, one of the largest in the Wattala region
La Serena, Sri Lanka’s first-ever seniors’ resort, is harnessing the power of the sun – an abundant resource at its beachfront location in Uswetakeiyawa – to “go green” by generating solar electricity for the national network, with an investment from its owner Ceylinco Life.
The wholly-owned subsidiary of Sri Lanka’s leading life insurer has just commissioned a 100kW solar power system, using the expanse of its rooftops to generate renewable energy that will significantly contribute to its credentials in terms of sustainability.
The La Serena solar energy project, which is in line with Ceylinco Life’s green mandate and sustainability initiatives, is funded by Ceylinco Life and will offset approximately 136 tonnes of CO2 equivalent (tCO2e) emissions from year and will lead to the reduction of its carbon footprint by 37 tonnes per year, the company said.
The 44-unit beachfront retreat complex has installed 4,000 square feet of rooftop-mounted solar panels, creating one of the largest solar power systems in the Wattala area.