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Dhaka Sunday,  Feb 17, 2019

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Skypower Global, one of the world’s largest and most successful utility-scale solar power producing companies, would invest 4.3 billion US dollars in solar power sector in Bangladesh. Kerry Adler, president and CEO of the Canada-based multinational company, announced this at a roundtable meeting of Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Hotel Waldorf Astoria here on Friday. PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said the company... »
Rural Power Company Limited is working to set up two separate power plants having total capacity to generate 450MW of electricity under government to government deals under Chinese Concessional loan, a top official said. The China-Based PowerChina Hubei Hongyuan Power Engineering and Co Ltd (HYPEC) has made a proposal to set up a coal-fired and another solar-based power plant under G-G deals, RPCL Managing Director Md Abdus Sabur told daily... »
A 200 MWp solar power plant is likely to be installed in Teknaf by US-based solar power firm SunEdison as part of the government’s mega plan to give a further boost to power generation. This will be the country’s largest grid-connected solar project to be implemented as independent power producer (IPP) project. According to official sources, the Power Division has already completed negotiations with the US firm’s Singapore-based subsidiary allowing... »
The permanent representatives of foreign countries to international organizations in Vienna visited Russia’s Rostov region in the framework of cooperation in the area of use of atomic energy in peaceful purposes and for acquaintance with modern Russian technologies for NPP construction and operation. The event was arranged by invitation of the Russian party as a member-state of IAEA and a member of the Agency Governing Board for permanent representatives of... »
The Swiss team trying to fly a solar-powered plane around the world has abandoned its effort for this year. Its Solar Impulse vehicle’s batteries were damaged on the last leg of the journey from Japan to Hawaii and will take several months to repair. The aircraft will be kept at its Pacific stop-over at Kalaeloa airport while the maintenance is undertaken. Once the work is done there will be some... »

Why Buffett Bet A Billion On Solar

Miles Per Acre Per Year

During the late innings of the ICE-age (as in the Internal Combustion Engine age) it has become clear that feeding gasoline and diesel to the next billion new cars is not going to be easy, or cheap. In China alone, 500 million new vehicles can be expected to jam the roads between now and 2030. That may sound far-fetched but considering annual sales have already made it to 25 million... »
Climate justice advocates today expressed their support for the African Group proposal to advance energy transformation in developing countries even before the new climate deal is expected to take effect in 2020. In their press conference held today in the midst of the UN climate talks, the advocates said that the collective proposal of the 54 African countries is appealing because it can truly change the dynamics of the climate... »
The state-owned Infrastructure Development Company Limited, or IDCOL’s countrywide solar home system (SHS), which obtained recognition as the world’s single largest renewable energy program for benefiting the highest number of people, is coming across obstacles in its expansion. “The SHS is experiencing impediments mainly from local influential quarters, who install the system, but simply want to believe it is a government-sponsored program that does not need to be paid for.... »
NEW DELHI: Rooftop projects will help the Centre realise its ambitious target of adding 100 gigawatts (GW) of solar power by 2022 even as the green energy has its own challenges, say industry experts. Solar power producers are of the view that the concept of rooftop solar solutions for households is a step in the right direction but will yield results only in due course of time. “Rooftop solar makes... »
A recent decision by the government to allocate funds for renewable energy is indeed an excellent and very rational one for which it deserves appreciation from us. As reported in the media, the fund which was initially meant for some other purposes, will be diverted for financing solar energy, bio-gas and effluent treatment plants. This is the right way for the country to accelerate the progress towards providing energy (electricity),... »