A 35MW solar power plant in Manikganj has gone into commercial operation supplying electricity to the national grid.
BD Solar Home Systems give clean energy to 20m people
Starting in 2003 as a 50,000 household pilot, the program at its peak, provided electricity to approximately 16 percent of the rural population.
Contracts for Chandpur, Inani windmill projects likely soon
Contracts for two more wind power plants — one in Chandpur and another at Inani Beach, Cox’s Bazar — are likely to be awarded soon.
Solar projects on water could come at a cost to environment
After spanning agricultural lands, obscuring wastelands, and adorning a handful of rooftops, the panels are now dropping anchors on water bodies.
Renewable Energy Key to Addressing Climate Change Challenge
By Nalisha Adams BONN, Germany, Jan 13 2021 (IPS) – 2021 is going to be critical, not only for curbing the rapidly spreading COVID-19 pandemic but also for meeting the climate challenge. But as Dr Fatih Birol, Executive Director of…
Green energy generation in Bangladesh lagging far behind target
Dhaka, Dec 31 – Though Bangladesh has made substantial strides in overall power generation over three terms of the Awami League, the government’s efforts to meet its own target for power generation from renewable energy have failed to keep up.
‘Irrigation, EV sectors should be focus areas of BD solar energy’
Dhaka, Dec 17 – Irrigation and electric vehicle sectors should be the focus areas for renewable energy applications in Bangladesh, Prime Minister’s Energy Advisor Dr Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury has said.
Inauguration of 5KW vertical wind turbine ’Onuva’ at BUP
Dhaka, 23 November 2020: The inaugural ceremony of 5KW Vertical Wind Turbine ‘ONUVA’ was held at Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) on 23 November 2020 at the western side of BUP Plaza. Vertical Wind Turbine ‘ONUVA’ is a step towards…
Experts for reducing solar power target to 30,000 MW by 2041
Experts at a workshop suggested re-fixing the target of solar power generation to 30,000 MW by 2041 instead of current target of 40,000 MW and linking it with other national plans like Delta Plan 2100.
Equal tariff eyed to promote solar-powered irrigation pumps
Dhaka, Sept 14 – The Bangladesh government has planned to make the tariff of solar-run irrigation pumps equal to that of the grid electricity-run irrigation ones.
17pc electricity to come from renewables by 2041: Minister
Dhaka, Aug 25 – Around 17 percent of Bangladesh’s electricity will come from renewable energy sources by 2041, said State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid.
Solar module industry in trouble for lack of accredited labs
Dhaka, July 25 – Bangladesh’s solar module manufacturers are in trouble in promoting their products due to lack of international accreditation of local testing laboratories. According to official sources, there are two testing labs in the country to ascertain the…
The crises of 2020 will delay the transition to clean energy
By Humberto Márquez CARACAS, Apr 29 2020 (IPS) – The oil slump, global recession and uncertainty about the magnitude of the COVID-19 pandemic will fuel the appetite for cheaper fossil fuel energy and delay investments in renewables, affecting the targets…
Poland quadruples solar energy output – 5th largest producer in EU
The European Union increased its solar energy market by more than 100% making 2019 the most successful year so far. Being one of the five countries contributing to this growth the most, Poland has almost quadrupled its solar capacities in…
Azelio inaugurates its renewable energy storage in Morocco
Azelio has completed the installation of its renewable energy storage with 24h clean power production at Noor Ouarzazate solar complex in Morocco. An inauguration ceremony was held on March 5, 2020 together with the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (Masen)…
How Norway fuelled the electric vehicle revolution
Electric vehicles could be integral to the world improving its environmental performance. GlobalData’s power technology writer, JP Casey says: “Thanks to improvements in operational efficiency and reductions in the production of harmful pollutants compared to combustion engine-powered vehicles, hope has…
Transmission key to large scale solar projects: say experts
Some of the world’s most ambitious large-scale solar projects have been plagued by delay, ultimately making them a financial burden rather than a beacon on the renewable power horizon. Does this mean such projects are outdated? GlobalData’s power writer Andrew…
Oil-rich Gulf turns to renewable energy
By Kunda Dixit However, it will be exporting fossil fuels to meet growing Asian demand for the foreseeable future ABU DHABI, Jan 29 2020 (IPS) – The increased frequency of climate-induced weather extremes and public opinion pressure are forcing even…
BD Govt to buy idle electricity from solar power plants
Sadrul Hasan, UNB Staff Dhaka, Jan 07 – The Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (Sreda) has finalised a draft policy guideline for purchasing idle electricity from solar power plants now being used for running irrigation pumps.
Wind power plants at two BD beaches likely: Chinese co. bids
Dhaka, Dec 10 – Khulna’s Mongla and Cox’s Bazar’s Inani beach are going to have wind power plants each having 50 MW capacity, as a Chinese company was technically responsive as lone bidder in the tender floated by Bangladesh Power…
Solar cookers produce more than food for Mexican women
By Emilio Godoy Villa De Zaachila, Mexico, Oct 30 2019 (IPS) – The sun’s rays are also used to cook food and thus replace the burning of firewood and gas, improve the health of local residents and fuel the energy…
Quest to develop 100pc renewable energy for Bangladesh
Dhaka, Oct 22 – Planning Minister Abdul Mannan has said the government is serious about the development of renewable energy across Bangladesh.
Emirates Air announces major stake in solar energy
Dhaka, Oct 5 – Emirates Flight Catering (EKFC), one of the world’s largest catering operations, has successfullycommissioned a state-of-the-art solar power system across its premises, which is expected toreduce greenhouse gas emissions by 3 million kg annually.
German Co. Ib vogt tie-up wins 50-MW solar project in BD
October 3 – A tie-up of German solar developer Ib vogt GmbH and AG Agro Industries Ltd has won a competitive tender process for the construction of a 50-MW grid-connected solar park in Bangladesh, it was announced on Wednesday.
Vietnam went from zero to hero in developing solar projects
UN, Sep 27 2019 (IPS) – A week ago, downtown New York witnessed one of the most historic moments in the climate action moment — hundreds of thousands of people attended the Climate Strike, where teen activists delivered powerful speeches…
The clean-energy fast track
by Kingsmill Bond, Angus McCrone, Jules Kortenhorst London – The global transition from carbon-intensive fossil fuels to cleaner, more reliable renewables like wind and solar is already well underway. But the big question – for the 2020s and beyond –…
Solar project aims at making Africa renewable powerhouse
By Razeena Raheem UN, Sep 13 2019 (IPS) – When UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launched the International Solar Alliance last October, he applauded the goal of mobilizing about $1 trillion dollars towards the deployment of some 1,000 gigawatts of solar…
Mexican women cook meals with sunlight, not firewood or gas
By Emilio Godoy Reprint Villa De Zaachila, Mexico, Aug 2019 (IPS) – Reyna Díaz cooks beans, chicken, pork and desserts in her solar cooker, which she sets up in the open courtyard of her home in a poor neighborhood on…
New wind farm helps Indonesia meet its clean energy targets
Jeneponto, South Sulawesi — About 90 kilometres (km) south of Makassar and near the Flores Strait, 20 new wind turbines, with 80-ton rotating blades 63 meters long and 5 meters wide, are spinning fiercely on flat green fields in the…
Rooftop solar plants for BD Railway stations, workshops
Dhaka, Jul 30 (UNB) – Bangladesh Railway (BR) is going to set up rooftop solar plants in its stations, office buildings, junctions, workshops and staff quarters across the country as part of government’s plan to promote green energy across the…