Renewable Energy Practices in Bangladesh
Despite the recent success of increasing the electricity generation, Bangladesh faces a problem in expanding the grid network to the rural areas because of the high transmission and distributional costs of providing grid connections in those areas and infrastructural bottlenecks. Renewable energy technologies (RETs) appears to be one of the most efficient and smart solutions to tackle the ongoing energy crisis of the energy poverty countries and to combat the global climate changes. Harnessing the renewable resources can play a vital role to improve the living standards of rural Bangladesh and to solve the future environmental problems in Bangladesh. However, Bangladesh has major constraints for renewable energy expansion, namely land availability and meteorological conditions, and the maximum renewable energy (power generation) potential is up to 10%. To address such issues, increasing renewable energy integration while maintaining electricity supply stability, large-scale and safe energy storage technology is proposed as a supporting measure, and a practical introduction is highly expected.
KeywordsRenewable energy technologies (RETs) Solar energy Biogas Rural Bangladesh Economic development Wind energy Hydropower
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