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Bangladesh’s largest solar plant goes online

India’s Rays Power Infra has switched on a 275 MW solar plant in Bangladesh. It says it completed the South Asian nation’s largest PV project within the scheduled time frame of 14 months.

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.


ACWA Power to deploy 1 GW of solar in Bangladesh

Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power is now seeking land to build 1 GW of solar projects in Bangladesh. It is negotiating power prices with the Bangladesh Power Development Board.


Off-grid solar for Himalayan food chains

Decentralized solar devices such as PV-powered portable irrigation pumps are technically viable solutions to meet the energy needs of food value chains across the high-altitude Hindu Kush Himalaya region, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

Huawei, garment makers jointly target 2 GW of rooftop solar in Bangladesh

China’s Huawei has partnered with the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) to deploy rooftop PV on top of 4,000 apparel factories.

Bangladesh promoting renewables via green bond policy

The central bank of Bangladesh issued a new policy on green bond financing this week for banks and financial institutions that provide low-cost, long-term loans for renewable energy.


Renewables in spotlight in Bangladesh as fuel prices rise

Rising fuel prices in Bangladesh have forced the government to shut down a number of diesel-run power plants, in order to cut spending of the nation’s foreign-currency reserves.


Bangladesh switches on 30 MW of solar

Intraco Solar Power has completed a 30 MW grid-tied solar power plant in Bangladesh.

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