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New lead-free perovskite solar cell design promises 26.96% efficiency

Bangladeshi scientists have developed a high-efficiency perovskite solar cell with 26.96% efficiency, an open-circuit voltage of 1.0478 V, and a fill factor of 81.35%.

Novel cadmium telluride solar cell design with potential efficiency of 31.82%

Scientists in Bangladesh designed a cadmium telluride solar cell with upper/top and back contact materials made of aluminum (Al) and nickel (Ni). The device reportedly showed a quantum efficiency of around 100 % at visible wavelengths.

Bangladesh introduces rooftop PV requirement for big, new buildings

Bangladesh has implemented a new rule stating that new buildings with rooftop spaces exceeding 92.2 square meters must install net-metered solar power systems as a prerequisite for grid connection.


Bangladesh approves tariffs for 370 MW of solar

Bangladesh has approved tariffs of $0.10/kWh for 370 MW of solar at three sites, ranging in size from 70 MW to 200 MW, as the government seeks to expand its generating capacity. The country also has a 1.2 GW pipeline of solar projects under construction.

Novel perovskite/CIGS tandem PV cell design promises 38.39% efficiency

A research team in Bangladesh has simulated a perovskite-CIGS PV device that can reportedly achieve a remarkable tandem cell voltage of 2.48 V. The proposed method is also applicable for tandem cells composed of other materials.


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.

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