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Dhaka Wednesday,  Mar 3, 2021

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Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL), a government owned development financial institution involved in private sector energy and infrastructure financing in Bangladesh, has recently obtained approval for its third credit line from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).  The credit line, known as Third Public-Private Infrastructure Development Facility (PPIDF 3), will be used for financing the development of private sector infrastructure projects currently envisaged under the Seventh Five Year Plan of the... »
Bangladesh has signed deal with a Chinese firm to set up a solar power plant in Rangamati. The 7.4MW plant is expected to go to production in August next year, said the Bangladesh Power Development Board or BPDB. ZTE Corporation will implement the Tk 770 million project, partially funded by the Asian Development Bank. On Sunday, representatives from the BPDB and ZTE signed the agreement in Dhaka. The BPDB said... »
A record amount of solar power was generated on Friday as Britain basked in sunshine and temperatures of up to 28C, the National Grid has said. It said 8.7 gigawatts (GW) had been generated at lunchtime, representing 24.3% of total generation across the UK. The level tops the previous record of 8.48GW set on 10 May. Duncan Burt, head of control room operations at National Grid, called it the “beginning... »
Researchers and development activists here have underscored the role of students and other youth forces for protecting the natural and renewable energy resources. They stressed for building up the youths as enriched and knowledgeable on protection of the energy resources so that they can contribute to the issue effectively. They added the issues of renewable energies, mass-awareness on fuel, rights and access of marginalized population on fuel and climate change... »
In terms of the price of solar power that is generated through the solar panel, Bangladesh holds the top most position in Asia.  The average price of per watt of solar power in Bangladesh is around 120 taka which is nearly double or even triple than that of India, Pakistan and Thailand’s. Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA) sources claimed that, the current costing of installing a 1 KW... »
There are plenty of opportunities to utilize the renewable energy sources properly throughout the entire country. Experts say that, the country’s current capacity of producing the solar panels is at least two times more than the current demand. In spite of having the capacity of fulfilling the current demands of solar panels by producing them locally, some are still importing low-quality solar panels from abroad risking the emerging local solar... »
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has opened Bangladesh’s first multi-storey, solar-powered silo in Bogra. The climate controlled facilities at the northern district’s Santahar can store approximately 25,000 tonnes of food. Officials say all types of food can be stored in the warehouse. The prime minister arrived in Bogra around 12pm on Sunday to inaugurate a number of development projects. The Santahar silo was the prime minister’s first stop after arriving in... »
To ease the pressure on grid-power, the government has taken an initiative to use solar power to charge the battery-run three wheelers namely easy-bikes. The government has already installed a Solar Charging Station (SCS) at Keraniganj and 3 others are running at a trial basis in other places. The government is now on its way to set up 6 new more SCS throughout the country. Sources from power division informed... »
Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM has approved partnership of its affiliated company “OTEK” with the Dutch company “Lagerwey systems b.v.” for wind power projects. “We are speaking about formation of the entirely new industry in Russia”, said Kirill Kamarov, First Deputy Director General of ROSATOM. “ROSATOM sees its goal not only in building of wind farms, but in development of regulatory system, personnel training system, production localization, certification, R... »
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed yesterday a new $109 million financing package for the Muara Laboh geothermal power generation project in western Indonesia. The financing, which was approved in December 2016, is part of ADB’s efforts to scale up private sector-led infrastructure development in Asia and the Pacific and boost support for clean energy. The project will be one of the first transactions to receive funding from ADB’s newly... »