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Dhaka Tuesday,  Jul 17, 2018

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The government has taken initiatives to install a 200 MW solar Power Plant at Madhyanila of Teknaf, Cox’s bazaar. This would be the largest single solar power plant in the country with an estimated record cost of $300 million. According to the same estimation, the cost of the electricity would be $0.17 or Tk 13.60 for per kilowatt-hour (Unit). The state-run Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB or PDB) inked a... »
Renewable energy’s upward swing in demand is getting unstoppable and particularly the solar energy will soon lead the industry, claimed the renewable energy experts. It’s not a tough assumption though for the energy experts as the earth’s fossil fuel reserve is limited and it is depleting rapidly. On the contrary, renewable energy sources like solar energy have unlimited potentials; probably you don’t have to think about its reserves for the... »
Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL) signed Financing Agreement with Gazi Renewable Energy Company Limited (GREL) on 8 December 2016 for setting up one hundred and eighty six (186) solar irrigation pumps at different districts of the country. Under the Project, GREL will install one hundred & thirty four pumps in Birganj upazila, six pumps in Kaharole upazila, four pumps in Khanshama upazila of Dinajpur district, forty two pumps in Badarganj... »
Speakers at a function on Sunday said the renewable energy as well as energy sector required more investment to ensure energy security in the country. They said further investment in the energy sector was required to ensure energy for all people living poverty at rural areas of the country, as they consumed energy for their home appliances. Addressing a launching ceremony of “Poor People’s Energy Outlook 2016” at Hotel Westin... »
The student of Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) have taken the initiative to spread everywhere solar power at home to sea trawler.  Various types of use of solar power have been presented at Power Fair held International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Students have been made a machine to cook with solar named Conduction Cooking. A family of five members using one kilowatts of electricity can be saved about... »
Huawei Fusion Solar of China has signed two memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with two local companies to start two solar projects in Bangladesh. Earlier, a seminar “Roadmap of Solar Park in Bangladesh” was held at Dhaka University on Tuesday, organised by Solarland, Huawei of China, and energy institute of DU. A MoU was signed with Mostafa Renewable Energy Ltd and another with Engreen Sorishabari Solar Plant Ltd. The energy institute... »
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has announced it is significantly increasing its five-year growth forecast for renewables, thanks to strong policy support in key countries and sharp cost reductions. According to the IEA, renewables surpassed coal in 2015 to become the largest source of installed power capacity in the world. The latest edition of the IEA’s Medium-Term Renewable Market Report now sees renewables growing 13% more between 2015 and 2021... »
The government plans to introduce feed-in-tariff shortly to boost production of electricity from renewable sources in a bid to ensure energy security and cut carbon emission. Feed-in-tariff is a policy designed to accelerate investment in renewable energy technologies such as solar, biomass, hydropower and wind by providing tariff above the retail rate of electricity to producers. Under FIT, the state offers long-term contracts to producers. “We will go for feed-in-tariff,”... »
A ground-breaking project based in Bangladesh, which allows villagers to earn by selling excess solar energy to neighbors, was announced yesterday as one of 13 winners of the United Nations climate change awards. With the help of SOLshare’s innovative technical solution, marginalised households without the means to finance their own solar power systems are able to purchase clean electricity from their neighbours at low cost, said a press release yesterday.... »
NEW DELHI: Various power sector experts, including those at Central Electricity Authority (CEA), have warned that the unprecedented surge in renewable energy capacity in the next few years will severely stress thermal power plants, but power secretary PK Pujari remains upbeat about the sector. Thermal power plants are operating at an all-time low of just over 50% of their capacities, triggering a debate within the industry on whether the country... »