Solar PV System in Bangladesh by Rahimafrooz

There is an immense potential for the use of solar PV technology here in Bangladesh. Photovoltaic is a proven viable option in remote areas. Solar irradiation in different regions of Bangladesh is sufficient for cost effective application of solar photovoltaic electrification.

Bangladesh is continuing its efforts for harnessing its solar power for reaching electricity in its hilly areas and islands where supply of traditional electricity will not be possible in foreseeable future. The people in other areas will need electricity for running hospitals, vaccine refrigerator, telecommunication, cyclone shelter & navigational lighting system.

Although there are good prospects for solar PV system in Bangladesh, potential market development has rather been limited. The Govt., Private sectors and NGOs are taking increasing initiative towards development of the solar energy utilization.

Rahimafrooz, the pioneer organization engaged in research and commercial utilization of solar energy since 1986 in Bangladesh has made some progress. Rahimafrooz has been working in this field both individually as well as in association with other agencies like NGOs (Grameen, BRAC etc.), private and government sectors.

Rahimafrooz's local manufacturing facilities of quality solar batteries, charge controller, mounting structure and other components have considerably brought the system price down.

SPV Home Lighting System

Rahimafrooz has installed the following SPV systems for rural applications.

  • Solar PV lantern
  • Domestic lighting System
  • Small and medium stand alone SPV system (<3 KW)
  • Centralized AC SPV power plant
  • Solar hot water system
  • Solar vaccine refrigerator
  • Solar water purification system
  • Railway signalling system
  • Telecommunication
  • Navigation lighting system

Some projects implemented by Rahimafrooz are highlighted as under:

Solar Power Telephone Exchange at Charfashion and Monpura Island

Under financial assistance of the Govt. of Finland, T&T Board has installed 1.2 KWp Solar Engineering system to provide power to Telephone Exchange in the coastal island of Charfashion & Monpura.

Central AC Power Generation at Sholkupa, Jhenaidah

The project site comprises a village market. The main income of the people at the site is trading. There are about 50-nos; of energy saving lights in the market to light the entire place powered from 1.8 KWp centralized AC Solar power plant to provide lights to 12 W energy saving lamps in shops, hospitals, mosques and husking mills. Here one person or an administrator is responsible to operate and maintain the system.

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