Solar Park: The Next Generation Energy Source in Bangladesh

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Zafrin Ahmed Liza
Mohammad Rakibul Islam

Abstract

The continuous depletion of fossil fuel reserves and threats on climate change makes it essential for searching alternative energy sources. Renewable energy can play a vital role in this regard. Solar energy is the most promising renewable energy source available so far. In this paper, the availability of solar energy in Bangladesh and the prospects of solar photovoltaic based power generation are discussed. Analysis for different sources of solar energy is revealed. Especially the current scenario and prospect of Solar Park is investigated. And the result shows that according to the future plan, Solar Park is going to hold the largest share among all the renewable energy sources. According to the Renewable Energy Master Database, the total renewable energy capacity including all categories is about 2.4 GW. Among these, solar park projects are the main contributors in terms of capacity which is 2,110.56 MW.

Keywords:
Renewable energy, solar park, photovoltaic electricity potential and global horizontal irradiation.

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How to Cite
Liza, Z. A., & Islam, M. R. (2020). Solar Park: The Next Generation Energy Source in Bangladesh. Journal of Energy Research and Reviews, 4(2), 9-19. https://doi.org/10.9734/jenrr/2020/v4i230121
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Original Research Article

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