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Green bond in Bangladesh attracts investors in trading debut

The first green bond issued in Bangladesh is attracting investors and funding Beximco Group’s large-scale, Chinese-backed solar PV projects with a combined capacity of 230 MW. The government may soon use bonds to similarly finance infrastructure projects.


Bangladeshi cabinet approves another 120MW of solar

A 70MW solar plant at Pabna has today been rubber-stamped, together with a 50MW site in the Mymensingh district proposed by Total Eren alongside Norwegian and local development partners.

Bangladesh set to approve 70MW solar plant

Plans for a solar farm in the district of Pabna have been scaled back from the 100MW envisaged by a consortium of developers and the partner companies have also had to reduce the value of the tariff they hoped to receive from the government for the power generated.


Bangladesh’s rooftop solar sector gains momentum

The distributed solar power generation sector has started to gain momentum in Bangladesh as industrialists show increased interest in the financial and environmental benefits.


Bangladesh’s first agri-PV plant set to get green light

Bangladesh’s first agrivoltaic solar power plant is set to receive government approval on Wednesday, Dec. 29.


Christmas Day could usher in Bangladesh’s biggest solar field

A 100 MW solar field near the port of Mongla is expected to begin commercial operation within days and will take the nation to almost 880 MW of clean power generation capacity.


World Bank $500m loan to modernize Bangladeshi grid

Investment is required so electricity distribution networks can be upgraded to keep pace with an explosion in generation capacity over the last decade, and to harness the potential of renewables and energy storage.

China and India to drive record world coal demand next year

Advances in solar power and other clean energy technologies have failed to keep up with demand for electricity as economies rebound from the Covid crisis and China and India’s fossil fuel appetite will ensure the world stays well short of what is needed for a net zero 2050 for at least the next three years.


Bangladesh government signs up for 180 MW of solar electricity

The power development authority has signed 20-year electricity purchase deals relating to four solar projects and has awarded the highest price paid in the country to date for ‘clean’ energy, for an island-based system which includes battery storage and diesel generation.


Chinese developer offers $50m for renewables if Bangladesh frees up land

A Shanxi-based clean energy company has asked for 200 hectares so it can construct 50 MW of power generation projects.