Power Division, Ministry of Power Energy and Mineral Resources, Government of Bangladesh (GoB) is implementing GEF-Funded Project “Development of Sustainable Renewable Energy Power generation (SREPGen)”. The objective of the Project is to reduce the annual growth rate of Green House Gas (GHG) emissions from the fossil fuel-based power generation by exploiting Bangladesh’s renewable energy resources for electricity generation. In this project, UNDP is working with GoB as an implementing partner to foster energy access for poor people. The basic approach of the Project will be to promote renewable energy in Bangladesh through the recently established Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA).
Through this project, ITTrms will install 10 Nos. solar irradiance monitoring station across Bangladesh. However, before installing the monitoring stations, a pre-feasibility assessment is required to identify the potential locations of the monitoring sites. Methods applied to efficient planning of ground-based monitoring networks of surface solar irradiance could provide valuable scientific results and be useful for accurate monitoring and efficient planning of solar energy applications. The need for efficient planning of a ground-based network for accurate monitoring of an observed variable has been addressed in recent years.