Chinese photovoltaics manufacturer Longi Solar will supply high efficiency modules to a 134MW solar power project in Khulna.
In a press release, the world's leading solar technology company disclosed that it had received an order from industrial conglomerate Orion Group to supply solar modules.
Energon Renewables (BD) Ltd, a subsidiary of Orion Group, is implementing the project.
LONGi's Hi-MO 5 series has been chosen, given its high efficiency and technologies to minimize land usage and safeguard smooth running of the plant, reads the press release.
"Keeping in mind the importance of renewable energy to meet the growing energy demand, we are implementing a solar-based power project in our country. We and our valued partners are working together to make this a sustainable, ecologically sound & environmentally friendly renewable energy project. We are positive that we will be able to successfully achieve this major milestone by working together with LONGi Solar," said Salman Obaidul Karim, managing director of Orion Group.
Scheduled to be completed by August this year, the plant will become Bangladesh's largest solar power generation facility. The power it will generate will be sold to Bangladesh Power Development Board under a power purchase agreement.
According to Longi Solar's Senior Vice President Dennis She, the partnership between the two companies will help Bangladesh fulfil its 10% renewable energy target by 2021.
Orion Power has four fuel-based power plants and another is set to be commissioned next year. It is also setting up two 700MW coal-based power projects.