Bangladesh considers funding for solar home system expansion

The body responsible for the installation of more than 4 million residential PV installations has asked its government masters to provide interest-free financing for its program and Dhaka is considering the proposal.

Dhaka water authority re-tenders plans for 12 MW solar plant

Plans are back on track for what the authority intends to be the first of many solar installations, after potential bidders complained in January that the proposed contract was not viable.

PV waste a rising challenge for Bangladesh

With concerns over the mountains of PV system waste that will one day pile up around the world, Bangladesh is no exception – the nation currently has no solar panel recycling policy.

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Bangladesh to complete 7.4 MW of solar capacity in April

A 7.4 MW solar plant will start generating electricity next month in Rangamati, in Bangladesh’s Chittagong Division.

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Saudi’s Alfanar to fund 100 MW solar project in Bangladesh

The infrastructure company will provide $100 million to develop the plant in the country’s Feni district, which is a draw for solar developers because of designated economic zones being planned there.

World Bank provides $185m for 310 MW of renewable capacity in Bangladesh

Multilateral lender hopes to leverage $212 million more from the private sector as falling solar development costs make renewables more attractive. A solar plant with a 50 MW capacity in Feni will be one of the first to benefit from the new funds.

UAE to invest in 100 MW Bangladesh solar plant

Details are few at this stage, with a site for the big project still to be selected, although the Bangladeshi government has confirmed the tariff for electricity produced by the plant will be $0.095/kWh.

Malaysian company plans 100 MW solar plant in Bangladesh

The joint venture with agro business Anand Group would see the project installed at the northern fringe of the nation’s grid network and would represent a sizable leap forward in a country where the largest PV scheme has a 20 MW capacity.

Bangladesh moves to register 100,000 rural electric vehicles

With electric three-wheelers operating in the nation’s rural areas, it is hoped registering them will help encourage wider adoption.

Bangladeshi DISCOMS told to sign up net metering customers

With the nation’s net metering regime up and running for industrial generators, the government is trying to drum up interest and wants another 600 customers signed up by June, with the help of a soft loans program.

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