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Bangladesh: New development plan targets ‘aggressive efforts’ in RE generation

The Bangladeshi government is focusing on the development of solar and wind power as it seeks to boost renewable energy generation in the country. Clean energy proponents say the strategy will lead to lower government subsidies for electricity generation.

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Bangladesh forms $125 million fund for sustainable technology

The new financing scheme is aimed at helping factories to upgrade, acquire renewable energy-related machinery and technology and increase environment-friendly production in an effort to achieve sustainable development goals.

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Bangladesh joins hydrogen energy race

The Bangladeshi government has launched a pilot hydrogen production project as part of its effort to reduce the country’s dependency on fossil fuels and accelerate the transition to clean energy.

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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.

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