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Bangladesh issues EPC tender for 60 MW PV project

Bangladesh has floated an international tender seeking engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning services for a 60-MW solar power plant in north-western Pabna district.

Bangladesh looks to nuclear to raise clean energy share

In a bid to enhance ratio of emissions-free generation in its energy mix, the Bangladesh government is condsidering replacing small-sized oil-fired power plants with new nuclear.

AIIB accused of backing Bangladeshi fossil fuels instead of renewables

Despite investing US$605 million in Bangladesh’s energy sector during the last five years, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has reportedly not supported a single renewable energy project, according to experts and environmental activists.

Longi to supply PV modules to Beximco’s 200 MW Bangladeshi solar project

Chinese PV manufacturer Longi Solar has reportedly signed a deal to supply its HI-MO 5 series modules to Beximco Group’s 200 MW Teesta Solar Limited project. The EPC contractor has also been identified as a consortium comprising India’s Rays Power Infra Private Limited and Zetwerk Manufacturing Businesses Private Limited.

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Consultancy sought for 100 MW Bangladeshi solar plant

The majority of the finance for the $177 million, Jamuna river project will be provided in the form of soft loans from the Indian government and officials are reportedly already planning a second 100 MW facility with a Chinese firm on nearby land.

Bangladeshi banks can invest in Islamic green bonds

The nation’s central bank this week said the special funds built up by domestic lenders to maintain stock market liquidity could be used to purchase sharia-compliant ‘sukuk’ green bonds which made their debut last month.

Singapore’s Cyclect Energy set to install 50 MW PV plant in Bangladesh

Singapore’s Cyclect Energy Pte Ltd is on track to receive approval for the installation of a 50 MW solar PV power plant in Bangladesh’s Chuadanga district in the western part of the country.

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Hero Future Energies secures India’s first deal for large scale solar in Bangladesh

The Haryana-based renewables company, which is part of a bike and motorbike manufacturing conglomerate, will be paid $0.1025/kWh by the Bangladeshi government for the electricity that will be generated by a 50 MW plant in Khulna district, with the power purchase deal running for 20 years.

Restoration of full customs duties for inverters hits Bangladeshi solar sector

The tax and duty rate levied on imported inverters leapt 26% in July after the authorities in Dhaka removed a dispensation from full rates that had been applied to the products.

Bangladesh prepares fresh $50m solar home system roll-out

A government spending committee has approved the deployment of 80,000 home solar panels in the mountainous districts of Chittagong.

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