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Bangladeshi jute producers go solar

Bangladesh’s state-owned Infrastructure Development Co. Ltd. (IDCOL) is providing loans to several jute producers and textile makers to deploy 40 MW of rooftop PV systems.

High import duties affecting solar deployment in Bangladesh

Analysts at a recent event in Dhaka called for the removal of high import duties on solar products in Bangladesh, as it could reduce PV system prices by up to 11%.


Chinese power company to build 160 MW of solar in Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) and China Huadian Corp. have agreed to install 160 MW of PV in Bangladesh. The solar facility will be deployed in an area that was originally designated to host a coal power plant.

ADB offers $121 million for 100 MW solar project in Bangladesh

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) says a new 100 MW solar project in Bangladesh will be the country’s first private sector utility-scale PV facility to secure ADB support.

Bangladesh approves 300 MW of solar

The Bangladeshi authorities have approved three 100 MW solar projects, with tariff rates of around $0.10/kWh.

Bangladeshi utility completes 75 MW solar project

The Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh (EGCB), backed by the World Bank and the Bangladeshi government, has finished building a 75 MW solar project in southeastern Bangladesh.

Bangladesh’s solar project approvals hit 2.1 GW in 2023

In December alone, the Bangladeshi authorities approved 630 MW of PV projects.


Bangladesh approves 1.5 GW of solar

Bangladesh has approved more than 1.5 GW of solar projects over the past seven months, with recent developments including tariffs for 200 MW in November and 310 MW in October.


Bangladesh introduces rooftop PV requirement for big, new buildings

Bangladesh has implemented a new rule stating that new buildings with rooftop spaces exceeding 92.2 square meters must install net-metered solar power systems as a prerequisite for grid connection.


Bangladesh approves tariffs for 370 MW of solar

Bangladesh has approved tariffs of $0.10/kWh for 370 MW of solar at three sites, ranging in size from 70 MW to 200 MW, as the government seeks to expand its generating capacity. The country also has a 1.2 GW pipeline of solar projects under construction.

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