LONGi has announced that it is to supply 134MWp of its high-efficiency Hi-MO 5 modules to the Orion Group, one of Bangladesh’s leading industrial conglomerates, for a project in Khulna.
The company has already secured a PPA with the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) and, once completed in August 2021, the project will be the largest solar power generation facility in the country.
Bangladesh is a typical South Asian country, enjoying up to 2,500 hours of sunshine per year in a hot and humid environment. LONGi’s Hi-MO 5 modules were chosen given their combination of high efficiency and anti-PID technologies to minimize land usage and safeguard the smooth running of the plant, while achieving high yields.
“LONGi is delighted to partner with the Orion Group to develop solar PV projects in Bangladesh,” commented Dennis She, Senior Vice President of LONGi Solar. ”Despite the particular difficulties of developing utility-scale projects in the country, we are confident that the Hi-MO 5 modules will provide outstanding performance and that we will further our partnership with Orion to fulfil Bangladesh’s target of 10% renewable energy by 2021.”
“Keeping in mind the importance of renewable energy to meet 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 & environment-friendly renewable energy project. We are positive that we will be able to successfully achieve this major milestone by working together with LONGi Solar,” concluded Salman Obaidul Karim, Chairman of Orion Group.