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.