Omera to set up country’s ‘largest’ rooftop solar system

Staff Correspondent

Omera Renewable Energy Ltd is going to set up country’s ‘largest’ rooftop solar system with a capacity of generating 2.6MW power. To this end, Omera signed a memorandum of understanding with Tarasima Apparels Ltd, a subsidiary of Bitopi Group.

The system would be set up in at the company’s own factory building.

Once installed, this would be the largest solar power system in the country, according to a press release.

Omera is a subsidiary of East Coast Group. The signing ceremony was held at East Coast Centre, Gulshan, Dhaka expecting that the partnership between the two leading private sector companies would open up a new horizon towards greener initiative, said a press release.

East Coast Managing Director Tanjil Chowdhury and Bitopi Managing Director Miran Ali signed the MoU.

East Coast Chairman Azam J Chowdhury and other senior officials of the companies were also present there.

Bangladesh’s leading solar energy company Omera Renewable Energy Limited has ventured into a target of producing 200 MW of electricity from rooftop solar installations by 2021 in the country in line with the government’s target to add 10 percent power from the renewable energy sources to the national grid, according to the press release.

"This is a game-changing moment for the country’s energy sector. We have talked to other companies, but finally we have decided to work with Omera for their professionalism and track record in the energy sector of Bangladesh," it quoted Miran as saying.