Bangladesh-China Renewable Energy Company (BCRECL), a three way partnership between Bangladesh’s Northwest Power Generation Company Ltd. and China National Machinery Import and Export Corp., commissioned a 68 MW photo voltaic plant in Sirajganj district, central Bangladesh.

“The plant is operating at full load now and now we have began supplying electrical energy to the grid,” stated Tanvir Rahman, mission director of the Sirajganj photo voltaic park.

Construction of the $87.71 million solar energy plant, situated on the banks of the Jamuna River, started in January 2023. BPDB will buy electrical energy from the power at $0.102/kWh.

Khurshedul Alam, Managing Director of BCRECL, stated the plant was in-built a “very difficult” location. The poles are positioned alongside the river, and there’s a hole between the water and the photo voltaic panel.

“We designed the plant in such a means, after calculating the flood information of the final 100 years,” stated Alam.

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BCRECL is implementing one other solar energy plant in Pabna district and a wind energy plant in Patuakhali district, which goals to generate 500 MW of electrical energy from renewables.

Currently, Bangladesh generates 1,373 MW of electrical energy from renewable sources, with 1,080 MW from photo voltaic.

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