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Bangladesh exports solar batteries to US

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  1. Gyp 111

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    Bangladesh exports solar batteries to US | HiFi Public

    As the need for power rises exceedingly, it is only a matter of time when the world will run out of its reserve of fossil fuels or non-renewable energy. Not only is that a dangerous and valid concern, it is also true that the use of fossil fuels adds more pollution to the environment than any other means. Given this predicament, the need for a safer and renewable energy source has become inevitable. More and more countries are now opting to venture into solar energy, which holds the greatest prospects of all other energy renewable resources such as nuclear, wind or water power.

    The global solar power industry has been steadily growing to meet the rising demand. The global market for solar power grew by 20.3% between 2012 and 2013 and according to a recent survey the global solar sector will add 44.5GW of PV capacity this year. It has been estimated that the global solar market will grow by 20.9% in 2014, compared to 2013. China will lead as the world’s largest solar PV market, and is followed by Japan and USA.

    Bangladesh on the other hand, is not sitting idle but is also becoming a key player in this market. In 2012, a Chittagong based company called Greenfinity Energy Ltd, first began exporting solar panels. These were exported primarily to Malaysia while talks of exporting to the Middle Eastern countries have also surfaced. According to a recent report, Bangladesh is already termed as a leading ‘hot spot’ for jobs relating to renewable energy and has built a green work force which is tantamount to that of Spain in 2013. Both nations have a work force of about 114,000. With solar energy lighting up the houses of rural Bangladesh, the nation has also begun to export solar panels and batteries to other countries.

    According to a press release on Saturday, Rahimafrooz Renewable Energy LTD. (RREL) is now exporting solar batteries to the United States. The company has the largest automated plant in Bangladesh, the first of its kind in the region for off-grid modules, which was established through complete turnkey basis under US technology.

    US Ambassador to Bangladesh, Dan W Mozena, visited Rahimafrooz Renewable Energy LTD. (RREL) PV Module Manufacturing Facility at Ashulia on the 1st of July’14. The modules produced are based on US technology, supplied to different local solar application requirements, and being exported to the Middle East and Asia as well.

    The Ambassador showed keen interest in the facility’s operations and had expressed utmost optimism in RREL’s role in promoting renewable energy in Bangladesh. He said the future of Bangladesh lies in pioneering ventures and efforts like these. The Ambassador expressed hope that in the near future, renewable would be a way forward in lighting every corner of the country and will play a vital role in the development of Bangladesh.

    It is safe to assume that this new venture will bring about great prospects of the solar industry in this country. Not only will this add to the growing economy but with expansion in this industry, more jobs will be created that will be able to reduce the unemployment rate of the country.

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  2. arp2041

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    GREAT!!!!!!! :yahoo::yahoo::yahoo::yahoo::yahoo:

    Now EVERY household in US will be THANKFUL to BD when the Switch on the Lights in there home.


    THANK YOU BD!!!! :cray:
     
  3. UKBengali

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    I can see you burning with BD's progress.

    Your hero Modi will have to look East to see how to do it right with envy.
     
  4. Zabaniyah

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    Rahimafrooz do a lot of things. Kudos to the company, one of the few in Bangladesh that really know how to do business and blending technology with it. Renewable technology should be a focus point for us.
     
  5. Mr.S.Singh

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    BD is catching up, India exporters mostly focus in EU countries because the govt distributes free solar panels to households
    US is a good market none the less
     
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    Yet, india banned same Rahimafrooz for exporting batteries under FALSE allegation. When Bangladesh challenged india in WTO indians back tracked.



    India lifts anti-dumping duty on Bangladeshi battery
    1-15 February 2005

    Dhaka: India has formally withdrawn the controversial anti-dumping duty on the lead acid battery export from Bangladesh.

    The Department of Revenue under the Ministry of Finance of India issued a notification, saying there was no export from Bangladesh during the period of investigation and the dumping margin could not be established.

    The Indian government imposed the duty on lead acid batteries from all Bangladeshi exporters on January 2, 2002. Rahimafrooz, the leading battery exporter of the country, was the only private party to make an appeal against the duty.

    The weak merit of the anti-dumping case coupled with Bangladesh government's petition in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) prompted New Delhi to consider withdrawing the duty on Bangladesh.

    The World Trade Review
     
  7. Bilal9

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    I think Indian policy makers and their business buddies have to come to some sort of understanding that Bangladesh just does some things cheaper and better. Garments, Shoes, apparel items and pharma products are made way cheaper and far better quality because of higher productivity and quality levels (because of higher export quality expectation in US and EU markets) in Bangladesh. Same with shipbuilding (under 10,000 DWT) and now (interestingly enough) solar batteries and cell panels. this when Indian Solar Panel makers are facing tough price challenges from Chinese mfrs. who have been dumping their goods in the Indian market.

    Of course there are rare instances where India does some things better and cheaper than Bangladesh. I am at a loss about what that could be...maybe Phensidyl? ethnic garb? Saas-bahu serials and other drama production?
     
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    For shipbuilding,I guess you do not know about what India's shipyards like Cochin Shipyard,Hindustan ,L&T ,Pipav etc do.And do you have figures to substantiate second statement ?

    What on earth does that mean ?We design,manufacture & export several things Bangladesh don't.

    US BS.Talk with facts and figures.
     
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