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Bangladesh's largest solar power plant connected to national grid

  • Published at 11:41 pm December 22nd, 2020
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An expert working on Bangladesh’s largest solar power plant project in Mymensingh Courtesy

The plant can generate 73 MW of electricity

The country's largest solar power plant at Mymensingh has been connected to the national grid.

The plant has the capacity to generate 73 MW of electricity, which will help meet the government’s target of generating 10% of the country’s total electricity through using renewable energy by 2021.

The project is located on the banks of the Brahmaputra River at Gauripur in Mymensingh.

With a 173K solar panel and 332 inverters, the solar power plant was fully installed with Huawei Smart photovoltaic (PV) solution to connect to the national grid, said a media statement on Tuesday.

A photovoltaic system, also PV system or solar power system, is a power system designed to supply usable solar power by means of photovoltaics.

It consists of an arrangement of several components, including solar panels to absorb and convert sunlight into electricity, a solar inverter to convert the output from direct to alternating current, as well as mounting, cabling and other electrical accessories to set up a working system.

According to Huawei, Bangladesh is a South Asian country that enjoys up to 2,500 hours of sunshine per year but with a humid and hot climate.

With this in mind, the Huawei SUN2000-185KTL Smart PV String Inverter with IP66 high level protection and anti-PID technology was used to safeguard the smooth running of the plant with the highest yields possible. 

Yang Guobing, president of Enterprise Business Group of Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Limited, said: “Bangladesh as a rapidly digitizing nation is a very important market for us, and therefore we are very pleased to have worked with our partners in this 73 MW project. We look forward to contributing further in digitizing and transforming the energy sector in Bangladesh using our innovation and expertise.”

HDFC SinPower Ltd is developing this project there. Tham Chee Aun, managing director of HDFC SinPower Ltd and Group CEO of Ditrolic Solar, said: “Bangladesh is undergoing rapid technological revolution in all sectors, and the energy sector is no different.

“Moreover, rapid economic growth means rising demand for electricity. Renewable energy is becoming an increasingly major source of that electricity. Huawei and all parties involved have done a commendable job in completing this landmark project, which is a positive step forward for the nation and realizing the hounourable prime minister’s vision on this Mujib Year.”