Sustainable energy :
South Asia has unique advantage
South Asia has a unique advantage, as the region's lighting
infrastructure is in its infancy, South Asia has the opportunity to
learn from both the achievements and
experienced by the Western countries and promote processes, technology
and develop programs that have the best chance at success. Therefore,
education in energy-efficient lighting technologies and applications can
ensure the energy security of South Asia, Lighting Research Centre (LRC)
Research Director and Principal Investigator for the Project Dr N.
With the widespread benefits expected through the introduction of
efficient lighting, the Regional Centre for Lighting (RCL) was launched
recently in Sri Lanka. RCL is hosted within the Sri Lanka Sustainable
Energy Authority (SLSEA) with the assistance from the South Asia
Regional Initiative for Energy (SARI), funded by USAID.
Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority (SLSEA) Chairman, Dr. Krishan
Deheragoda said that to increase the awareness and accessibility to
energy-efficient lighting technologies throughout South Asia, the RCL is
dedicated in improving South Asia's economy through lighting
manufacturing. "We place much effort into developing collaborative
relationships among industry, Government and academic activities to
implement regional manufacturing of sustainable lighting products and
develop state-of-the-art performance testing facilities."