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Bangladeshi jute producers go solar

Bangladesh’s state-owned Infrastructure Development Co. Ltd. (IDCOL) is providing loans to several jute producers and textile makers to deploy 40 MW of rooftop PV systems.

High import duties affecting solar deployment in Bangladesh

Analysts at a recent event in Dhaka called for the removal of high import duties on solar products in Bangladesh, as it could reduce PV system prices by up to 11%.

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Bangladesh seeking consultants for 100 MW solar plant

The Bangladeshi government has issued a call for consultants to conduct a feasibility study, initial environmental examination, and environmental and social impact assessment for a 100 MW solar plant. The consultants will also be expected to survey the transmission line route for connection to the nearest grid substation.

Researchers design 31%-efficient perovskite solar cell based on calcium nitrogen iodide

An international team has demonstrated a perovskite solar cell relying on inorganic calcium nitrogen iodide (Ca3NI3) perovskite and has found this absorber material offers advantages such as tunable bandgap and resistance to heat. The device achieved a fill factor of 81.68%.

Bangladesh approves 300 MW of solar

The Bangladeshi authorities have approved three 100 MW solar projects, with tariff rates of around $0.10/kWh.

Tandem solar cell based on cadmium telluride, iron disilicide promises 43.9% efficiency

Researchers in Bangladesh have designed a dual-junction tandem solar cell with a bottom device based on iron disilicide (FeSi2), an emerging absorber material know for its high thermal stability and good optoelectronic properties. Their simulation showed the advantage of combining the larger bandgap of the top cadmium telluride cell and the smaller bandgap of the bottom FeSi2 cell.

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Bangladeshi utility completes 75 MW solar project

The Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh (EGCB), backed by the World Bank and the Bangladeshi government, has finished building a 75 MW solar project in southeastern Bangladesh.

New CIGS solar cell design with antimony trisulfide promises 31.15% efficiency

The novel solar cell uses antimony trisulfide (Sb2S3) as the back surface field (BSF) layer. According to its creators, this layer can be included in conventional CIGS solar cells to improve their efficiency and reduce the absorber material’s cost.

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Bangladesh’s solar project approvals hit 2.1 GW in 2023

In December alone, the Bangladeshi authorities approved 630 MW of PV projects.

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Novel tin selenide solar cell design promises 36.45% efficiency

Tin selenide solar cells have so far reached limited efficiencies in real applications. Bangladeshi scientists claim to have found a way to drastically improve their performance by adding a copper/indium/selenium (CIS) thin-film layer and a back surface field (BSF) layer.

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