Go­ing so­lar

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govern­ment of Bangladesh is all set to in­stall the coun­try’s first so­lar grid power plant at Sar­ishabari in the Ja­malpur District. A Ger­man com­pany is in talks to in­stall the so­lar grid power plant, which is a part of the green en­ergy ini­tia­tive to re­duce Bangladesh’s car­bon emis­sion. The Shar­ishabari project will be a 3 megawatt (MW) so­lar power plant and will run as an in­de­pen­dent power pro­ducer (IPP) on build, own and op­er­ate (BOO) ba­sis. As part of its en­ergy di­ver­si­fi­ca­tion plan, the govern­ment had ear­lier an­nounced that it would pro­duce 10 per­cent of its to­tal en­ergy from re­new­able sources and add 500 MW from so­lar en­ergy. How­ever, the coun­try is ca­pa­ble of pro­duc­ing around 360 MW from re­new­able sources, of which 126 MW comes from so­lar en­ergy. The Bangladesh Power De­vel­op­ment Board (BPDB) will also de­velop a 30MW so­lar park on the bank of the river Dhorola in Kuri­gram and a 60 MW sim­i­lar park at Ran­gu­nia.

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