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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.


France provides €50m for green SME investment in Bangladesh

Countryside SMEs, and particularly women entrepreneurs, will be among the first in line to receive loans to finance up to 70% of their clean energy investments.


Bangladesh seeks EPC for 68 MW solar park

An international tender has been floated for the Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) of a 68 MW solar PV park in Bangladesh’s Sirajganj district.


Bangladesh’s upper court tells government to get serious about renewables

Responding to a petition seeking an order to protect vulnerable wildlife habitats, the High Court of Bangladesh has told policymakers in Dhaka to draw up a plan for 100% clean energy.


Germany commits another €238m for clean power and energy efficiency in Bangladesh

The cheap loan package agreed at the weekend is part of a wider €340 million development deal and extends Germany’s record of promoting the energy transition of the South Asian nation.


Bangladesh inaugurates largest solar rooftop

A government minister attending the switching-on ceremony appeared to announce a new renewable energy ambition for the South Asian nation.


Solar improves living standards for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Lamps, water pumps and filtration systems are an increasingly common sight in the camps of Cox’s Bazar with more extensive off-grid home systems having been brought along the refugee trail by some homeowners fleeing Myanmar’s Rakhine state.


Minister highlights Bangladesh’s lack of land for solar

Junior power minister Nasrul Hamid, speaking at a signing ceremony for a planned 100 MW project, warned technology would have to develop to require less surface area for solar modules, although he did say Dhaka would fund research into rooftop solar.

India to finance 100 MW Bangladeshi solar plant

The federal government will provide $131 million of soft loans for a $177 million, 100 MW solar park near the Jamuna river in Bangladesh’s Jamalpur district, where a second park of a similar size is being planned by Dhaka and a Chinese partner.


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