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Sungrow to supply inverters to ‘largest solar project in Bangladesh’

The Chinese inverter maker has signed a contract with India-based Rays Power Infra to supply 1,500V, 3.125 MW central inverters to the 280 MW solar project, set to be installed in the Rangpur district of Bangladesh.

TATA Projects lands 120km power transmission line project in Bangladesh

The 400 kV double-circuit transmission line will run from Barapukuria to Bogura, expanding high-voltage transmission infrastructure in Northern Bangladesh. It will also facilitate 1,600 MW power transmission from a power plant based in Jharkhand to Bangladesh.

Consultancy sought for India-funded 100 MW solar plant in Bangladesh

The majority of the finance for the $177 million, Jamuna river project will be provided in the form of soft loans from the Indian government and officials are reportedly already planning a second 100 MW facility with a Chinese firm on nearby land.

Hero Future Energies secures India’s first deal for large scale solar in Bangladesh

The Haryana-based renewables company, which is part of a bike and motorbike manufacturing conglomerate, will be paid $0.1025/kWh by the Bangladeshi government for the electricity that will be generated by a 50 MW plant in Khulna district, with the power purchase deal running for 20 years.

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In H1 2021, India met 72% of electricity demand growth through solar and wind

The figures paint a better picture for India than other Asian nations, where fossil fuel-based generation accounted for a much bigger share in meeting the rise in electricity demand.

Government to finance 100 MW Bangladeshi solar plant

The federal government will provide INR968 crore of soft loans for a INR1307 crore, 100 MW solar park near the Jamuna river in Bangladesh’s Jamalpur district, where a second park of a similar size is being planned by Dhaka and a Chinese partner.

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.

IRENA presents $2tn plan to drive 5.5m renewables jobs by 2023

Doubling down on renewable energy investment and energy transition spending is required to ensure a truly green global recovery from the Covid-19 crisis and its economic aftershock, claims the International Renewable Energy Agency.

Hero Future Energies plans first Indian investment in Bangladesh grid scale solar

The New Delhi-based developer is planning a 50 MW plant after the 100 MW facility originally proposed was stymied by the power evacuation equipment available at the Khulna site.

The long read: Bangladesh’s renewables pioneer dreams of a ‘solar nation’

Dipal C Barua started installing rooftop solar systems in Bangladesh when the PV industry itself was in its infancy, with his company Grameen Shakti. Now heading up the Bright Green Energy Foundation, Barua installs small residential systems, streetlights, and irrigation pumps throughout rural Bangladesh under various government programs.

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