Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA) on Thursday formally launched a national solar help desk (NSHD) at its office to meet the requirements of consumers and investors in renewable energy sector.
"The NHSD will serve as a common platform to support the implementation of rooftop solar projects under net metering. Any interested person can access pertinent information on eligibility criteria, the application process, financing options, and implementation process, and technical specifications of rooftop solar system, among others", said a press release of the SREDA.
All the information will be available in a structured manner in the NSHD web portal -shd.sreda.gov.bd., it said, adding, there will also be options for obtaining service through virtual meetings or a physical visit at the Help Desk at the SREDA office, located in IEB Building, Ramna.
State Minister of the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid attended the event virtually as the chief guest while Power Secretary Md. Habibur Rahman, Secretary, Chairman of Bangladesh Energy and Power Research Council (BEPRC) Satyajit Karmaker, Head of Development Cooperation of German Embassy Caren Blume were also present at the inauguration ceremony as special guests.
The help desk has been established in cooperation with GIZ Bangladesh.
SREDA is committed to its efforts to achieve the national target of renewable energy development.
To realise this goal, SREDA has taken a number of initiatives including issuing a guideline for the development of rooftop solar under net metering.
The Net Metering guidelines enacted in 2018 has laid the foundation for implementing rooftop solar projects at industrial, commercial and residential facilities with 3 phase connection and thereby, allowing consumers to transport surplus electricity, after self-consumption, to the national grid.