The United Arab Emirates will invest in a 100 MW solar plant in Bangladesh in a deal signed by Khaled Mahmood, chairman of the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB), and Sheikh Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum.
Mahmood told pv magazine a 400-acre project site is yet to be selected, adding: “UAE officials will soon visit Bangladesh for [a] feasibility study and finalizing the site. [Locating] barren land is [the] main challenge for solar power plant [development] in Bangladesh.” The utility chairman said there are barren fields in the Feni district, in southeastern Bangladesh, where the plant could be established.
“Now, [the] solar price is almost close to [the price of] electricity produced from other sources,” a senior BPDB official told pv magazine.
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