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Bangladesh to try again with national clean power policy

Having fallen far short of its ambition to generate 10% of its power from renewables by last year, Dhaka is preparing to reformulate its national clean power target.

UN calls on Bangladesh to put renewables first

As it prepares to lift the nation out of its list of the world’s least developed countries, the supranational body said the country should turn its back on coal and other fossil fuels.

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Bangladesh moves to enforce solar equipment standards

The government will add modules and inverters to the list of imported products which must meet minimum standards. Charge controllers and batteries are already subject to such requirements.

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Bangladesh mandates 2% of loans issued must be for green projects

Some 15% of the finance disbursed must fit the wider definition of being ‘sustainable’ and banks and other lenders have been warned penalties will be applied for non compliance.

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German company scores $9m solar pump order in Bangladesh

Raach Solar and its Power Utility Bangladesh Ltd local partner have landed two contracts to supply more than 700 pumps in the north-western Bogra district, with the Asian Development Bank footing the bill.

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Bangladesh net metering requirement may deter solar pump owners

The government has finally issued guidelines on how solar-powered irrigation system owners can be paid for exporting power back to the grid. However, for those who expect to have to use grid power to augment solar from time to time, there could be a sting in the tail.

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Bangladeshi solar module companies seek Covid-19 stimulus package

Industry representatives call for a $59 million, five-year package of grants, loans and tax incentives from the government after Dhaka extended a coronavirus-driven industrial shutdown into the middle of the month.

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Bangladesh opens €200m loan fund for eco-friendly imports

Solar project developers and other component importers are among those eligible to apply for low-interest loans for up to 10 years. The government had already offered a $200 million credit line last year.

Bangladeshi government appeals for more partners to help roll-out off-grid solar

A scheme to install solar lighting and household power, as well as biogas and solar cookers and larger PV plants, has already driven deployment of more than 1.2 million systems. Now the government wants more partners to join the program.

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Bangladesh sets solar import standards

Complaints about sub-standard, cheap PV imports from China – and notably, India – have been heeded by Dhaka, which has issued a requirement for modules, inverters, charge controllers and batteries to attain IEC electrical standards.

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