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Large-scale PV projects proliferate in Bangladesh

This week, the Bangladeshi authorities have been approving or reviewing three more large scale solar power projects, for a total capacity of 300 MW.

Bangladesh Jute Mills Corp. signs PPAs for 90 MW of rooftop PV

Bangladesh Jute Mills Corp. (BJMC), which manages all government-owned jute factories and industries in the South Asian country, has agreed to buy power from six different project developers under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA).


ACWA Power to build 300 MW solar plant in Bangladesh

ACWA Power says it will build a 300 MW solar plant in Bangladesh to supply power to the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) at a rate of $0.1020/kWh.

Chint secures approval to build 100 MW of solar in Bangladesh

Chint has obtained approval to build a 100 MW solar project in Bangladesh, in order to supply electricity to Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) at a fixed tariff of $0.0998/kWh.

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.

New attempt to build solar cells based on copper silver bismuth iodide

A Bangla-Japanese research group has built a copper silver bismuth iodide (CABI) PV device using an unexplored CABI compound. The scientists applied a mixed solvent-based hot-casting technique to improve the surface morphology of the CABI film and increase the cell efficiency.

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.


Perovskite solar cell based on indium sulfide ETL promises 20.15% efficiency

An international team has sought to use indium sulfide as an electron transport material in a perovskite solar cell. The result is a device with lower defect density and improved performance.


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.

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