Bangladeshi federal government allures for even more companions to aid roll-out off-grid solar

Feb 19, 2020 11:44 AM ET
  • A system to set up solar illumination as well as family power, along with biogas and also solar stoves as well as bigger PV plants, has actually currently driven release of greater than 1.2 million systems. Currently the federal government desires much more companions to sign up with the program.
Bangladeshi federal government allures for even more companions to aid roll-out off-grid solar
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The federal government of Bangladesh is bidding to bring in even more companion firms to join its 'Taka' program, which intends to bring renewable resource road lights, cooking stoves as well as home power to every off-grid area in the country.

State-run renewable resource money body the Infrastructure Development Company Ltd (IDCOL) has actually currently managed the setup of greater than 1.2 million tidy power systems considering that 2016 by collaborating with 58 Bangladeshi companion companies on the program.

With country off-grid areas obtaining household-level solar residence systems, area solar projects, solar street lights and also biogas and also solar-powered stoves under the plan, IDCOL desires even more NGOs, micro-finance business and also exclusive firms to find aboard.

The federal government is moneying setup of the tidy power systems as it goes for renewables to provide 10% of the country's electrical energy.


Interested companies should have a "effective record as well as experience in setup of solar power systems", IDCOL has actually specified, defining they ought to pay; contend the very least 3 years' experience of turning out solar power programs; as well as have actually mounted a minimum of 2,000 solar residence systems, 500 solar street lights, 50 internet metered solar roof ranges with minimum generation capabilities of 10 kWp; or any type of mix thereof.

Interested companies should likewise be signed up with proper regulatory authorities. Exclusive issues arranged under the legislations of Bangladesh and also integrated with the registrar of Joint Stock Companies will certainly likewise be taken into consideration.

Getting involved companies will certainly be anticipated to provide and also set up tidy power systems according to IDCOL needs, give a three-year guarantee as well as solution the tools for 3 years cost free.

Market advantage

With the federal government intending to assign a Taka companion company for each off-grid sub-district in the nation, it is prepared for need will certainly be elevated for Bangladeshi planetary system suppliers as well as building and construction, design as well as purchase companies.

Dipal C Barua, whose Bright Green Energy Foundation is among the Taka companion companies, stated the solar residence systems provided under the campaign have a common generation ability of 20-30 W.

The Bright Green business generally provides such systems to off-grid clients that spend for them under a month-to-month layaway plan yet Barua, that is likewise head of state of the Bangladesh Solar as well as Renewable Energy Association, validated the Taka plan included providing systems absolutely free.

"The advantage of the program is [to] minimal individuals that do not have capability to get solar house [systems] [They] are obtaining accessibility to the electrical energy under the campaign," he stated.

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