If you are an industrialist, you should be thinking of the highest benefit, right?
Well, you can install solar panels on the rooftops of your factories and reduce your electricity bills by minimum 25 percent.
There are many companies that provide solar panel installation services. Exelon Bangladesh Ltd, a local renewable energy firm, has been doing so since 2015.
Md Nahid Khan, General Manager of the technical division of Exelon, told The Business Standard, "If solar panels are installed on the rooftop of any factory for 20 years, we estimated that the production cost for per unit electricity will be Tk4.5. For now, the factories pay Tk6-14 depending on which category they belong to."
"But when a factory owner will get our rooftop solar system installed on his empty roofs, he will not only utilise the unused space but also generate electricity throughout the daytime," he added.
Nahid further said, "Solar energy is a natural source of power. Also, extra production means extra earning as the unused electricity can be sold."
The three-day exposition titled the 26th "Build Bangladesh International Expo 2019" kicked off at International Convention City Bashundhara on Thursday with the participation of 266 companies including Exelon Bangladesh.
These companies provide construction, power, solar, water, safety & security, lighting and real estate products and services.
The exhibition was inaugurated by Md Tazul Islam, minister for Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives.
In the expo, you can also find companies that are offering loans to install rooftop solar system. It is like a full package in one place!
A total of six different exhibitions – "22nd Power Bangladesh Expo 2019", "17th Solar Bangladesh Expo 2019", "2nd Dhaka International Lighting Expo 2019", "3rd Water Bangladesh International Expo 2019", "20th Real Estate Expo- Bangladesh 2019" & "4th International Safety & Security Expo" – are being held under its umbrella with 300 stalls.
The expos are organised by the CEMS Global.
You will be surprised to see innovative concepts, equipment, technologies and services related to infrastructure development there.
This year exhibitors from 16 countries attended the fair including Bangladesh.
Most of the exhibitors are from Bangladesh, India, China, Italy, USA, Sri Lanka and Turkey. The foreign companies mostly came with green technology.
Exhibitors said that they try to attend the exhibition every year as it gives them the opportunity to meet and promote their products or services to local and foreign people in one place.
Santanu Ray Chaudhuri, a new exhibitor to Bangladesh, works for a Kolkata-based engineering machineries company, said, "We are absolutely new, but we are thinking of entering Bangladeshi market. Demand
for engineering machines is increasing in Bangladesh as it is a developing country. This fair gives us an opportunity to look into the craze for our products here."
The expo will remain open for all visitors from 10:30am to 8pm on the event days. People can visit the fair free of cost.