Bangladesh to make installation of solar
Jun 6, 2008 - Xinhua
The Bangladeshi government has decided to bring changes
in the country's existing building code to make installation
of solar panels on top of high-rise buildings mandatory,
aiming to reduce dependency on conventional power.
Secretary of Bangladesh's Power Ministry Dr. M Fouzul
Kabir Khan said Friday his ministry has been given the task
to recommend for necessary changes in the building code
to make installation of solar panels mandatory.
Khan said setting up of solar panels will reduce electricity
consumption in high-rise buildings and help utilize the
He said the change in the building code and adoption of
renewable energy policy will help expansion of renewable
energy projects all over the country.
The share of renewable energy in total electricity production
is only 1 percent in Bangladesh.
Currently, Bangladesh's total power generation is hovering
around 3,500 Megawatt against the estimated demand for over
5,000 Megawatt every day.