Rays Power Infra has announced the completion of a 275 MW(DC) grid-connected solar power plant in Sundarganj, Gaibandha, Bangladesh. The project, which spans 600 acres of land (ten times the size of the Sydney Cricket Stadium in Australia), will power 5 lac households in Bangladesh and offset over 375 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions, equivalent to 250,000 fuel engine cars. The project is the single largest solar plant in the country, comprising over 500,000 installed Solar PV modules.

The entire project has been executed by an in-house engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) team, which completed the project within the scheduled time frame of 14 months. Further, this project shall benefit the local community in general as it helps meet the deficit of the power supply, while also being a sustainable source of green energy thus reducing carbon footprint.

In August 2022, Rays Power Infra announced the opening of a 150 MW solar project (grid-connected) in Raichur and Koppal, Karnataka, India. Reportedly, the project would produce about 240,000 MW of green energy annually. In order to meet the electricity needs of customers in India and overseas, the company also stated that it has started the implementation of a 500 MWp solar park, with commissioning anticipated in the next nine months.

REGlobal’s Views: With rising diesel prices, Bangladesh has been focusing on reducing its fossil fuel dependence. This solar project is the largest solar project in the country, and the Rays Power Infra is planning to deploy more such projects in the nation, as the government increases its focus on solar power development to meet its energy needs.