Solar power added to national grid

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PV Desk : Bangladesh’s first solar power plant has been added to the national power grid.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the 3MW solar power plant in Jamalpur, a 400KW photovoltaic power plant in Sunamganj, and two power plants in Chapainawabganj with a combined capacity of 325MW via video conference on Sunday.

She also announced full electricity coverage for 10 Upazilas from the event.

Speaking at the Ganabhaban, Hasina said her government believes in equal development and is pursuing development projects in parts of the country.

The solar plant at Sharishabari’s Shimla Bazar in Jamalpur was constructed through a public-private partnership.

The land for ‘Engreen Sharishabari Solar Plant Limited’ was allocated by the Power Development Board. Germany’s IFI Eriksen AG, Bangladesh’s Concord Pragatee Consortium and Jupiter Energy invested in the project.

The power plant uses 11,500 solar panels spread out over eight acres of land.