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12:00 AM, September 08, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:27 AM, September 08, 2018

Govt to import solar power from India

Says Tawfiq-e-Elahi

Prime Minister's Energy Adviser Dr Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury yesterday said the government has initiated a move to import solar power from India taking the advantage of time zoning.

“Some areas in India have the advantage of solar power generation with their different time zoning with which Bangladesh local timing has a big difference,” he said while moderating a seminar on “New Technologies: Innovations in Power and Energy” at the International Convention City Bashundhara in Dhaka.

Mentioning that there is a huge time difference between the places of India which produce solar power with Bangladesh, the PM's energy adviser said, "When they have peak noon, we have afternoon. We can easily take the advantage of that time zoning in solar power generation.”

Tawfi-e-Elahi urged the researchers and university students to come up with their new innovations to developtechnology to make the power and energy sector more efficient.

Speaking at the programme, Managing Director of Rahimafrooz Munawar Moin said Bangladesh must move for generating 100 percent power from renewable energy by 2050, as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina recognised Maracas Declaration which set this target globally.

He said the government should make a development plan focusing on rural areas instead of urban areas to improve people's livelihoods.

The seminar was also addressed by CTO of Tata Power Dr Arul Shanmugasundram, MD and CEO of Mytrah Energy Vikram Shah, CEO of Hero Future Energies Sunil Jain, and Sreda Chairman Helal Uddin.

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