A three way partnership between China’s CREC International Renewable Energy Co. and Bangladesh’s BR Powergen Ltd. (BRPL) has agreed to construct a 100 MW solar energy plant in Madarganj, Jamalpur district, Bangladesh.

BRPL Managing Director Dhurjjati Prosad Sen mentioned pv journal that the facility plant might be constructed on 350 hectares of land with an estimated value of $170 million. The plant is predicted to come back on-line in December 2025.

“We will solely present the land, whereas the Chinese firm will present the remaining to arrange the plant,” mentioned Sen.

The Chinese firm will take a 70% stake within the mission and prepare the funds for development. The Asian Development Bank is predicted to offer funding for the development of the plant.

The mission might be constructed close to the Jamuna River, with a causeway connecting the river to the mission website. The canal stays empty, with water throughout the wet season and dry in the summertime.

Sen mentioned the solar energy plant could be “semi-agrivolatic” in nature.

“Our plan is to not landfill the mission website,” he mentioned. “We will construct shorter poles on the excessive floor and longer poles on the decrease floor, which can enable the fish to play throughout the wet season.”

The enterprise additionally plans to plant spices corresponding to inexperienced chilies, turmeric, and ginger underneath photo voltaic panels, as a result of they solely want low daylight. “The purpose is the double use of the land,” mentioned Sen.

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