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Rising costs weigh on solar deployment in Bangladesh

Rooftop and ground-mounted solar deployment is reportedly slowing down in Bangladesh due to rising prices of panels, inverters, and other PV system components.

Bangladesh secures $200m from Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank to support renewables

The China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has extended a $200 million long-term credit facility to Bangladesh to finance a range of infrastructure projects, including renewable energy expansion.

Bangladeshi fabrics maker invests in 100 MW solar plant

The solar park will sell power to the Bangladesh Power Development Board at a price of $0.1195/kWh under a 20-year power purchase agreement.


Bangladesh’s highest-opex rooftop PV plant goes online

Bangladesh has inaugurated its largest rooftop solar array under the opex model, at a location south of Dhaka.


AC Energy to invest in PV in Bangladesh

AC Energy has revealed plans to invest in solar projects throughout Asia, including Bangladesh, by forming a joint venture with Germany’s ib vogt GmbH.


Bangladeshi PV developer calls for partners on 50 MW near Dhaka

Rural Power Company Limited (RPCL), a Bangladeshi state-owned developer, is seeking partners to build a 50 MW solar plant at a site just outside of Dhaka.


Solar helps Bangladesh to universal access to electricity

A decade on from energy rationing, head of state Sheikh Hasina is poised to announce the achievement of an historic goal which has been made possible with the help of off-grid photovoltaics.


Roadmap for solar module recycling in Bangladesh

Bangladesh currently does not have a recycling center for PV module recycling. But according to a group of local scientists, the country could evolve into a regional hub for PV waste recycling if proper guidelines are implemented.


Bangladesh Army signs 1GW solar deal for training base

American power company Eleris Energy has agreed to construct five 200MW solar plants on the Swarna Dweep island administered by the army and used for training exercises, with the capacity due online within five years.


Bangladesh needs more labs to check quality of solar imports

While the government is moving to require foreign modules, inverters, batteries and charge controllers be subject to mandatory testing, the fear is that there are not sufficient testing sites in the country to achieve that ambition.


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