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Bangladeh approves 50 MW solar project at $0.098/kWh

The Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) has approved plans to build a 50 MW solar project in northwestern Bangladesh. The installation will sell power to the BPDB under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) at a rate of $0.098/kWh.

Bangladesh improves conditions for domestic independent power producers

The government of Bangladesh has taken steps to improve conditions for independent power producers (IPPs) that develop utility-scale projects, in order to attract more domestic investments in solar and renewables.


Floating solar may reach LCOE of $0.0341/kWh in Bangladesh

New research shows that floating PV plants may have superior generating capabilities compared with ground-mounted PV plants in several areas of Bangladesh. Furthermore, the study indicates that floating arrays in the country may reach a levelized cost of energy ranging from $0.0341/kWh to $0.0486/kWh depending on the location.


Bangladesh introduces fiscal breaks for solar-powered water desalination

Bangladesh has introduced tax exemptions to reduce water production costs and promote the use of solar power in 19 coastal districts. This initiative comes in response to grid electricity shortages caused by a decline in coal and fuel imports. The goal is to enhance reliance on solar-powered water desalination in these areas.

Bangladesh switches on nation’s largest floating PV plant

Joules Power has switched on Bangladesh’s largest floating PV plant, with an installed capacity of 3.2 MW. The facility, which is situated on a fish pond, will supply electricity to a nearby rice mill.


Bangladesh to buy power from 64 MW of solar at $0.107/kWh

The Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) has agreed to buy power under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) from two solar plants with capacities of 20 MW and 44 MW.


Bangladesh seeking partners to build solar power plants

The Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) is seeking international partners to build three PV plants, with 77.6 MW of capacity in total, in different parts of the country.

Bangladesh offers PPA for 68 MW of solar at $0.102/kWh

The Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) has agreed to buy solar electricity from a 68 MW facility that is now under construction in the country’s Sirajganj district, as part of a new state plan to buy cheap power.


Bangladesh to build solar near hydropower projects

The Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) has announced the construction of a second solar plant at the Karnafuli Hydropower Station, backed by financing from the Asian Development Bank.

Sembcorp to deploy more than 400 MW of PV at coal facility in Bangladesh

Singapore’s Sembcorp plans to install several solar plants near 1.4 GW of coal power capacity that developers are now building in Bangladesh.


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