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