Solar photovoltaic technology and Bangladesh

Ferdous, C. M. R. and Islam, M. Shahidul and Islam, M. Mainul and Alam, M. M. Asraful and Rahman, A. N. M.Mizanur (2003) Solar photovoltaic technology and Bangladesh. In: 2003 National Seminar on the Role of Renewable and Alternative Energy Sources for National Development (SRRAESND-2003), 19-20 Dec 2003, Khulna, Bangladesh.

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The geography and topography of Bangladesh has created many rural and remote areas. The progress of rural electrification in Bangladesh faces specific problems because of the scarcity of power generation. The major electricity grid and a number of isolated local grids cannot economically reach many rural areas. A photovoltaic system is one suitable solution because of its flexibility, low environmental impact and freedom from fuel requirements. Therefore photovoltaic technology is a most feasible option to provide an alternative source of energy in areas where conventional grid electrification is a major issue. Various photovoltaic systems ranging from solar home systems, photovoltaic-pumping systems for drinking water, TV repeaters, public health centers, institutions and office systems have been installed in Bangladesh. More recently PV system are also effectively used in income generating enterprises such as grocery shops, tailoring shops, clinics, restaurants, rice mills, cellular phone services, barber shops, buzzers, and micro utilities which sell electricity to customers in the neighborhood. And Solar PV also introduced in the electrification of cyclone shelter in the coastal areas.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2010 10:38
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2013 02:21
Uncontrolled Keywords: solar panels; solar energy; electricity generation; photovoltaic-pumping systems
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091305 Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage Engineering
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090605 Photodetectors, Optical Sensors and Solar Cells
09 Engineering > 0907 Environmental Engineering > 090703 Environmental Technologies
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4017 Mechanical engineering > 401703 Energy generation, conversion and storage (excl. chemical and electrical)
40 ENGINEERING > 4009 Electronics, sensors and digital hardware > 400999 Electronics, sensors and digital hardware not elsewhere classified
40 ENGINEERING > 4011 Environmental engineering > 401102 Environmentally sustainable engineering
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): B Economic Development > 85 Energy > 8505 Renewable Energy > 850504 Solar-Photovoltaic Energy

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