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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.

Bangladesh approves 1.5 GW of solar

Bangladesh has approved more than 1.5 GW of solar projects over the past seven months, with recent developments including tariffs for 200 MW in November and 310 MW in October.

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.

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Researchers claim PV near railway tracks is technically feasible

Despite soiling and mechanical stress, PV deployed between or close to rail tracks is not just a crazy idea, states a Bangladeshi-Australian research group. The scientists conducted a techno-economic analysis on a 128 kW demonstrator and found it may achieve a levelized cost of energy of only $0.052/kWh.

Large-scale PV projects proliferate in Bangladesh

The Bangladeshi authorities have been approving or reviewing three more large scale solar power projects, for a total capacity of 300 MW.

Premier Solar, Amara Raja Infra JV wins $130 million contract in Bangladesh

Premier Solar Powertech, in a joint venture with Amara Raja Infra, has secured a $130 million PV contract in Bangladesh. The company will provide technical support and supply 140 MWp of high-efficiency solar panels to the project. 

Amara Raja secures 100 MW solar project in Bangladesh

Amara Raja Group’s EPC arm has secured the contract to build a 100 MW (AC) solar plant in Bangladesh. The $130 million project is funded by the EXIM Bank of India.

Bangladesh improves conditions for domestic independent power producers

The government of Bangladesh has taken steps to improve conditions for independent power producers (IPPs) that develop utility-scale projects, in order to attract more domestic investments in solar and renewables.

Faster electric car rollout in Bangladesh demands policy support

The economic burden of air pollution in Bangladesh, for which transport is one of the major reasons, calls for strong policy-level intervention to increase the adoption of electric cars.

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