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  • Govt eyes 300MW rooftop solar power

    The government is looking to use the rooftops of factories and public agencies to generate about 300MW of clean electricity through solar photovoltaics (PV) -- a move that can slash emissions and dependency on fossil fuel.

  • Why tax solar panels?

    It is befuddling why the National Board of Revenue (NBR) has decided to slap value added taxes that would amount to a 27 percent levy, on the import of solar panels. This is at a time when Bangladesh is set to explore and develop its solar power possibilities through numerous projects. These include solar home systems, solar irrigation and solar power plants in various parts of the country.

  • Why is solar power development so slow in Bangladesh?

    The pace at which renewable energy including solar and wind is being developed worldwide suggests that these will overtake the fossil fuels (oil, gas, coal) as dominant sources in power generation in a shorter time frame than previously forecasted. In mid-1990s renowned energy experts predicted that oil, gas and coal will remain the predominant fuel for power generation until 2030.

  • Solar power lightens life

    Solar power has become very popular in Bagerhat and many people are installing solar panels in their houses and shops as summer approaches. Visiting Sangdia village in Kachua upazila, this correspondent found that people are installing solar panels, battery, light and fan for Tk 15,000.

  • Solar power lights up remote char

    It's been many years since private solar systems made inroads into coastal villages. Char Biswas in Patuakhali's Galachipa upazila, an

  • Bringing electricity to more Bangladeshis

    It turns out that switching five households from kerosene lamps to a single diesel-powered generator would be 12 times more cost-effective than solar power - each taka of spending would do an impressive 24 takas of good.

  • Skypower to invest $4.3b in solar power

    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.

  • Salt water turned into drinking water using solar power

    By inexpensively turning salt water into drinking water using sustainable solar power, a team from MIT in the US has not only come up with a portable desalination system for use anywhere in the world that needs it, but it’s just won the 2015 Desal Prize - a competition run by USAID to encourage better solutions to water shortages in developing countries, reports

  • Electric power transmitted wirelessly in Japan

    There is a legitimate possibility of space-based solar power to be transmitted says Japanese scientists following a successful transmission of wireless electric power transmission into pinpoint target using microwaves

  • Solar pumps -- the way forward

    IT is interesting to see farmers living in a village that has no access to electricity come up with an innovative solution to their irrigation woes.