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BSS:The Tk1,328.90-crore project will be implemented by a joint venture of companies based in Singapore and Panama The Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase (CCGP) on Wednesday approved a total of five proposals in the power and energy sector including one for setting up a 50MW (AC) solar power plant at Terokhada upazila in Khulna. The approval came at the 32nd meeting of the committee this year held virtually with Finance... »
UNB: The Cabinet Committee on Public Purchase on Wednesday approved four proposals including one for installing 42,500 solar systems in the country’s three hill districts. Of these, 40,000 are solar home systems (SHS), each having 100 watt-peak capacity, while the remaining 2,500 are solar community systems, each having 320 watt-peak capacity. Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal presided over the meeting. According to officials, the Parbatya Chattagram Unnayan Board (PCUB) under... »
BSS: State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid today said the share of clean and green energy has been increasing gradually for ensuring sustainable fuel mix in the country. “Renewable energy will also play an important role in this energy mix,” he said at the virtual signing ceremony of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Malaysia for LNG supply to Bangladesh. Nasrul Hamid said that according to the... »
UNB: About 2 crore rural people have got electricty through 58 lakh solar home systems, says Nasrul Hamid State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid has said that 40% of electricity will come from renewable sources by 2041. The strategy was adopted in the country’s Power System Master Plan (PSMP), he said while speaking at the Bangladesh-UK Climate Partnership Roundtable on Tuesday in Dhaka, said a press... »
Energypac Eletronics Limited has recently signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) with MPWRNRGY Pte. Ltd. (Singapore) to co-develop solar power plants in Bangladesh. The agreement aims to aid in Bangladesh’s vision to generate clean energy and achieve the targeted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), said a press release. The proposed utility scale solar PV plants will generate electricity, converting energy from the sun which is considered unlimited and is free from... »
SYFUL ISLAM: The government has moved to turn a pollution zone into a clean energy source by setting up a floating solar power plant. The power plant is planned in a water-body of over 200 acres, created after the extraction of coal from Barapukuria coal-mine in Dinajpur. A recently conducted feasibility study found that a floating solar power plant with 40 to 50 megawatts (MW) capacity can be set up... »
Daily Star: USAID will soon launch a multi-year project with allocation of up to $17 million to promote clean energy, said the US embassy yesterday, a day after US President’s Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry’s visit to Dhaka. The project titled “Bangladesh Advancing Development and Growth through Energy” will work to expand Bangladeshis’ access to affordable clean energy, support clean energy entrepreneurship, foster transparent and efficient energy markets, and... »
Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) and Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to increase the use of renewable energy and ensure energy efficiency in the country’s readymade garment (RMG) sector. BGMEA President Dr Rubana Huq presided over the signing ceremony that took place in the capital on Thursday. Prime Minister’s energy adviser Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, State Minister for Power, Energy and... »
Bangladesh’s largest solar power plant in Mymensingh is fully installed with the Huawei Smart photovoltaic (PV) solution, through which it has been now connected to the national grid recently. The 73 MW PV power plant would help meet the government’s target of generating 10 percent of the country’s total electricity using renewable energy by 2021, read a press release. A photovoltaic system, also PV system or solar power system, is... »
The government is moving to save solar mini-grids supplying green energy in remote areas from incurring staggering losses and closure as power distribution companies expand operations in off-grid areas. Power tariff from such mini-grids is much higher compared to grid-electricity, an official at the Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (Sreda) said, explaining that if the tariff for a 50-unit consumer of grid electricity is Tk 3.75 per unit, it... »