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Dhaka Sunday,  Dec 16, 2018

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Indian scientists have developed a supercritical Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Brayton test facility at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) here to generate clean energy from power plants, including solar thermal, the premier institute said on Thursday. Touted to be the first in the country, the Brayton cycle test loop facility was unveiled by Union Minister of Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan here. The facility is part of the Indo-US consortium... »
Solar power is being made available in the remote areas of the country with an grant-in-aid of up to 80 percent of the total cost from the govt. Under this aid project, currently the remote and the most distant areas of Rangpur and Lalmonirhat districts are being electrified. The decision of electrifying the remote areas of Rangpur and Lalmonirhat with solar power was made in a meeting of the Department... »
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (Alliance) and the Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA) hosted an event to promote clean cooking technologies in Bangladesh. The event, part of a joint behavior change campaign to help reduce the harmful impacts of traditional cooking methods in Bangladesh, features door-to-door interactions, courtyard meetings, cinema screenings, street theater, kitchen fairs, and various modern advertising materials to promote cleaner cooking products. Exposure to... »
The contracts and deals with the entrepreneurs that are meant to establish solar power plants are going to be declared annul as they failed to materialize the plants within due time. Warning notices have already been issued to some of the companies, rest of them are on the way to get warnings too and the deals will be declared annul subsequently. Sources from the power division inform that, most of... »
The Solar Rooftop Net Metering Guidelines will be finalized by one month aiming to produce solar power in the country, Power Secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus said. “However, we have made available draft of the Solar Rooftop Net Metering Guidelines on website for taking opinions from the people,” he said this while addressing a discussion at the Bidyut Bhaban here. Chairman of Bangladesh Power Development Board Khaled Mahmud, Chairman of Rural... »
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid yesterday said all works have been completed to become a member of International Energy Charter. “I hope that Bangladesh will become a member of the Energy Charter soon as we have completed all works to this end,” he said when Energy Charter General Secretary Dr Urban Rusnak paid a courtesy call on him on the sideline of the inaugural function... »
Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL), a government owned development financial institution involved in private sector energy and infrastructure financing in Bangladesh, has recentlyavailedits third credit line from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). A signing ceremony in this regard took place on 19 November 2017 among the Economic Relations Division (ERD) of the Ministry of Finance, ADB and IDCOL. The credit line, known as PPIDF 3, will give IDCOL access to... »
Renewable Energy Practitioners’ Platform Workshop along with Renewable Energy Technology Exhibition begins on Sunday at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel which will continue till Tuesday. The event is hosted by Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL) with support from German Development Cooperation through KfW. AEPC, Nepalis the co-organizer of the event, said a press release. Power and energy Adviser to the Prime Minister Dr. Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury,  has inaugurated the event as... »
IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is harnessing solar energy to power its remote health posts in Cox’s Bazar’s giant Kutupalong and Balukali makeshift settlements, which are now home to an estimated 440,000 Rohingyas from Myanmar, an IOM press release said. Violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State has forced over 620,000 Rohingyas to flee to Bangladesh since August 25, bringing the total number of people seeking safety in the Cox’s Bazar settlements... »
The solar sector is reeling from confusion, and stock prices are reeling right along with it. The time it has taken investors and traders to wrap their heads around Trump’s industry tariffs and the pyrrhic victory of two solar companies in a case against cheap Chinese imports has seen stocks rally in a big way, and then fall just as hard. When the International Trade Court ruled in favor of... »