Sri Lanka Wind Farm Analysis and Site Selection Assistance

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


The United States Department of Energy (DOE), through the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), has been working in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in an on-going process to quantify the Sri Lanka wind energy potential and foster wind energy development. Work to date includes completion of the NREL wind atlas for Sri Lanka. In addition, the CeylonElectricity Board (CEB) has conducted a wind resource assessment of several areas of the country and has successfully completed and is currently operating a 3-MW pilot wind project. A review of the work completed to date indicates that additional activities are necessary to provide Sri Lanka with the tools necessary to identify the best wind energy development opportunities. In addition, thereis a need to identify key policy, regulatory, business and infrastructure issues that affect wind energy development and to recommend steps to encourage and support wind power development and investment.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages44
StatePublished - 2003

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-710-34646


  • Sri Lanka
  • wind atlas
  • wind energy
  • wind energy development
  • wind energy potential
  • wind power development


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