Solar Quarter organized a day-long conference and award show titled ‘Bangladesh Solar Week 2022’ on September 14, 2022, at Lakeshore Hotel in Dhaka. It was an unconventional event where visionary entrepreneurs, policymakers, and top-level management of different industries were present.
This event provides a 360 degree outlook of the Bangladesh Solar Sector. The conference witnessed an excellent dialogue between the industry’s key stakeholders.
Dipal Chandra Barua, Founder & Chairman, Bright Green Energy Foundation & President, Bangladesh Solar and Renewable Energy Association (BSREA); Zahidul Alam, Managing Director, Engreen Engineering Ltd. & Vice President, BSREA; Shahriar Ahmed Chowdhury, Director, Centre for Energy Research, United International University; Md. Mohin Habib, CEO, Rahinafrooz Renewable Energy Ltd.; Sadia Raisa Khan, Manager (Investment); Hasan Muhaiminul Aziz, Manager, Renewable Energy, Infrastructure Development Company Ltd. (IDCOL); Mir Md. Ahsan Huda, Country Manager Bangladesh, LONGi Solar Technology; Sabbir Ahmed; COO, Solar Intercontinental (SOLARIC) Ltd. were attended the event as distinguished guests.
Dipal Chandra Barua said, “Bangladesh aims for 2.3 GW of solar energy this decade. Government of Bangladesh has set a target to generate 40% of its electricity from Renewable Resources by 2041, while aiming to reduce pollution from power generation and to protect the environment. Solar accounts for 546MW of generation capacity in a nation.”
In terms of Bangladesh’s perspective – rooftop solar PV projects are the best source of green energy source out of the huge amount of empty roofs. In addition, Bangladesh’s textile and apparel factories alone have around 12.80 million square meters of rooftop space that have the potential to generate at least 350 MW of electricity.
Md. Mohin Habib, said that the country has the potential to generate more than 4,000MW of electricity with rooftop solar plants.
The energy transition is larger and quicker in Bangladesh. Business strategies need to be dynamic and requires right information for decision-making. The program features a wide range of insightful discussions on business strategies adopted by leaders of both the Rooftop and Utility sectors for sustainable growth.
‘Bangladesh Solar Week Award 2022’ was presented in the event to recognize and honor some of the major players in the Bangladesh Solar Industry. The award ceremony was a platform that focused on the best corporates, technologies, projects, innovations, teams and leaders which have set an example in the Bangladesh Solar Industry for others to emulate and learn from.
The Proud Winners of Bangladesh Solar Week Awards 2022 are:
Honorary Awards – Farzana Rahman, Executive Vice President & Unit Head, IDCOL; Dipal Chandra Barua, President, BSREA; Zahidul Alam, Vice President, BSREA; Md. Mohin Habib, CEO of Rahimafrooz Renewable Energy Ltd.
|Solar Company of the Year: Distributor – U C C|
|Solar Company of the Year: Inverter – SUNGROW Power Supply Co. Ltd.|
|Solar Company of the Year: Module – Jinko Solar Co. Ltd.|
|Solar Company of the Year: EPC (Rooftop) – Solar Intercontinental (SOLARIC) Ltd.|
|Solar Company of the Year: EPC (Utility) – Rays Power Infra Private Ltd.|
|Solar Company of the Year: Tracker – Trina Solar Energy Development Pvt. Ltd.|
|Solar Company of the Year: Develop (Rising Star) – Indefol Energy (BD) Pvt. Ltd.|
|Best Solar Project Innovation of the Year – Dana Power Co. Ltd.|
|Best Solar Service Provider of the Year – EXELON Bangladesh Ltd.|
|Best Solar Technology of the Year – Trina Solar Energy Development Pvt. Ltd.|
|Best Solar Project of the Year (Rooftop) – Solar Intercontinental (SOLARIC) Ltd.|
|Best Engineering Team of the Year – EXELON Bangladesh Ltd.|
|Best Sales Team of the Year – SUNGROW Power Supply Co. Ltd.|
|Influential Leader of the Year – Numayr Enam, Regional Manager, South Asia & Egypt, Univergy Solar|
|COO of the Year – Sabbir Ahmed; COO, Solar Intercontinental (SOLARIC) Ltd.|
Bangladesh Textile Today was media partner of the program. The sponsors and partners of the event were SUNGROW Power Supply Co. Ltd., Jinko Solar Co. Ltd., Trina Solar Energy Development Pvt. Ltd., LONGi Solar Technology, CHINT Solar Co. Ltd. Aerocompact India Pvt. Ltd.