Huawei and Solar EPC have signed MOU to turn Bangladesh’s textile and apparel industries green energy dependent by implementing a cumulative capacity of 50 MW rooftop solar projects
Huawei Technologies Ltd. – the world’s leading ICT infrastructure provider – and Solar EPC Development Ltd. (SEPC) – a leading and fastest-growing solar power project developer and consultancy firm – have signed an agreement to work together to address the current energy crisis and move Bangladesh forward on its greening path.
Recently, Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Limited, Director, Liang Weixing (Jack) and Ezaz Al Qudrat A Mazid, Founder & Managing Director, Solar EPC Development Ltd signed an MoU on behalf of their respective organizations for this purpose.
At the signing ceremony Huawei’s Product Manager (FusionSolar Smart PV APAC) Huang Leo, Solar EPC’s General Manager (Operations & Development) Emamul Kabir and EPC & Development Manager, Sifat Ahamed were present.
The recent energy crisis has hit Bangladesh hard – making the industries go through a turbulent time. In such a situation, it has become more vital than ever to move towards alternative energy sources and focus on green energy options like solar panels to move the country towards greening. Realizing these issues, Solar EPC has partnered with Huawei to find green energy solutions.
Under the agreement, Huawei and Solar EPC will work together to turn the factories into ‘green factories’ by shifting garment factories towards green sources of energy. The targeted capacity is 50 MW by Q3 2023.
Huawei Fusion Solar will provide new generation string inverters with smart management technology to create a fully digitalized Smart PV Solution whereas Solar EPC Development Ltd. provides total quality, engineering and project management in solar PV projects.
In recent times, Solar EPC Development Ltd. and Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Ltd. team worked together for the successful commissioning of a 2.8 MW rooftop solar PV power plant at AKH Knitting & Dyeing Ltd. Out of 50 MW targeted capacity 10 MW projects are already in pipeline and implementing stage. Rising Industries 3.6 MW, Ananta Garments Ltd. and Jeans Wear Ltd. 1 MW, Univouge Garments Ltd. 211 KW, and Sterling Styles Ltd. 409 KW are a few of them which are in the implementation stage.
Recently, Huawei also signed an MoU with BGMEA, to work together to install solar panels in the textile and apparel factories. Under the agreement, Huawei and BGMEA will work together to turn the factories into ‘green factories’ by shifting garment factories towards green sources of energy. Huawei will provide smart technology inverters for rooftop solar in BGMEA-listed factories following two modules, OPEX and CAPEX.
In the OPEX module, factory owners can enjoy lower tariff rates than grid electricity. As a consequence of the MoU with BGMEA, Huawei has signed the MoU with Solar EPC Development Ltd. to work together to implement rooftop solar projects at BGMEA-listed factories, where Solar EPC will do the project EPC and project management.
Solar EPC Development Ltd. is one of the foremost and fastest-growing solar power project developers and consultancy firms in Bangladesh. ISO Certified SEPC is associated with renowned and reputed international Solar Project Developers, EPC Contractors and Investors. The company aims for a better and greener world with eco-friendly energy technologies. SEPC is the pioneer of floating solar in Bangladesh and implemented the first-ever floating solar project in Bangladesh (10 KW).
While Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies is willing to provide technical solutions and support to the RMG industry of Bangladesh in increasing the capacity of renewable energy generation in the sector.