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Bangladesh mandates 2% of loans issued must be for green projects

Some 15% of the finance disbursed must fit the wider definition of being ‘sustainable’ and banks and other lenders have been warned penalties will be applied for non compliance.

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Bangladesh’s 35 MW Spectra Solar Park comes online

The facility was jointly funded by the Asian Development Bank and German state development lender the KfW.

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Bangladeshi apparel makers opt for rooftop solar

More than 500 factories have registered to make their manufacturing facilities more eco friendly in the garment exporting powerhouse and the nation’s net metering rules offer an obvious step in the right direction.

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50 MW PV plant ready to connect in Bangladesh

A 50 MW PV project, located in northern central Bangladesh’s Mymensingh district, has begun supplying electricity to the national grid. Full commercial operations for the plant are expected to begin in January.

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US developer Eleris plans 2.2 GW of solar in Bangladesh

The proposal includes 1 GW of solar farms on an army training base island in the estuary of the Meghna river.

Bangladesh plans to attract EV manufacturers

The government has drafted an industrial policy to try and attract electric vehicle production lines, and even solar-powered car producers, to the country.

Bangladesh outlines plan for up to 40 GW of renewables in 2041

The most ambitious scenario fleshed out in a draft National Solar Energy Action Plan includes 16 GW of project capacity at large scale ‘solar hubs’ but actions will speak louder than words in a nation set to fall short of its current clean energy target.

German company scores $9m solar pump order in Bangladesh

Raach Solar and its Power Utility Bangladesh Ltd local partner have landed two contracts to supply more than 700 pumps in the north-western Bogra district, with the Asian Development Bank footing the bill.

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Bangladeshi renewables regulator vows to supply skilled solar workforce

In the wake of recent reports highlighting a global lack of clean-energy skills training, the country’s Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority has said it will work with private companies to set up vocational courses.

Indian developer plans 50 MW solar plant in Bangladesh

Hero Future Energies wants to make India’s first contribution to grid scale solar in its northeastern neighbor. Plans for a 100 MW plant have been stymied by the power evacuation equipment available at the Khulna site.

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