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Dhaka Monday,  Dec 17, 2018

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All his life, farmer Nasiruddin saw his poverty ridden village in complete darkness after dusk, with electricity being a distant dream. That changed last year when he installed a solar lantern system. “Life used to stop here after sundown,” he says, “Kerosene lamps were expensive. My children studied in candle light with a lot of difficulty, and we couldn’t do any work properly at night. But now solar power has... »
Coal and gas-fired electricity generation last year drew less than half the record investment made in solar, wind and other renewables capacity — one of several important firsts for green energy announced today in a UN-backed report. Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016, the 10th edition of the UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP’s) annual publication, launched today by the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance and... »
The government has plans to generate 2,000MW power from solar-based facilities by 2021. It was disclosed today (15th February) in a contract signing ceremony between Bangladesh Power Development Board and MKGE Consortium Ltd. Additional Secretary (admin) of Power Development Board (PDB) Mazharul Haque and Managing Director of HKGE consortium Ki Yang Li signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organization. According to agreement PDB will buy electricity at $0.17... »
The Government of Bangladesh has two sets of directives for renewable energy investment. The first is the 500 MW Solar Program, developed in 2012. The objective of the program is to add 500 MW of solar generation capacity by 2016 through financing and implementing solar-powered projects in both the public and private sectors. Government has also set renewable energy development targets for several technologies for each year from 2015 to... »
An alignment of economics, demographics, climate change and technology has set in motion an ongoing transformation of the global energy system, which has also truly reflected in UN Sustainable Development Goals. The Government of Bangladesh is committed to the development of a stable and sustainable power supply that will increase electricity access, enhance energy security, reduce poverty and mitigate climate change. Government has been trying to mitigate these challenges by... »
After exhibited country’s success and initiatives in the renewable energy sector the ‘National Seminar and Exhibition on Renewable Energy-2016’ ends thursday with prize giving and closing ceremony. Media personality and agriculture development activist Shykh Seraj; Director, Institute of Energy (IE), Dr. Saiful Huque were present at the prize giving ceremony among others. Various REP such as solar home system with battery bank, mobile charger, solar street light, LED tube and... »
The Institute of Energy (IE), University of Dhaka and Bangladesh Solar Energy Society (BSES) jointly organized a three-day exhibition on renewable energy which was launched today at the Energy Park and Mokarram Bhaban of Dhaka University with the Theme of the program is ‘Renewable Energy Path to Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): Bangladesh Context’. Various renewable energy products and polices were presented in the program such as solar thermal applications, solar... »
The Institute of Energy (IE), University of Dhaka, and Bangladesh Solar Energy Society jointly is going to organize a three day solar Exhibition from 27-29 January titled “National Renewable Expo-2019”. It was informed through a press conference in Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) at Sagor-Runi Auditorium. A daylong seminar also will be held at the first day of the exhibition. The theme of the program is “Renewable Energy Path to Sustainable... »
The country’s first-ever battery charging solar station started its journey friday in Keraniganj on the outskirts of the capital friday. Food Minister Advocate Quamrul Islam and State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid Bipu opened the solar station set up on the roof of Sunny Filling Station at Ruhitpur in Keraniganj upazila. The 21-KWP capacity solar station was installed at a cost of Taka 51.70 lakh under... »
Bangladesh has been working with a target to produce 2,000MW of electricity from renewable sources by 2020. State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid announced this while presiding over a session of the two-day 6th ministerial meeting of International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) on the last day yesterday. The meeting, which was held in Abu Dhabi of the UAE, began on Saturday. Representatives from 150 countries participated in the... »