Point of Common
Point of Common
Bangladesh is currently the global market leader in SHS installations, which serve
6 million households and 25 million people.
This has in turn created a new role for our SOLgrid
Feeding the excess solar energy into the national grid.
In collaboration with Shakti Foundation and funded through FCDO, we have broken yet another glass ceiling in energy innovation.
In collaboration with Shakti Foundation and funded through FCDO, we gave broken yet another glass ceiling in energy innovation.
We have interconnected our Saddam Bazar SOLgrid to the national grid through a single point called the Point of Common Coupling (PCC), which will feed the excess solar energy into the national grid.
This is the first time such an attempt has been made and could bring about a whole new energy revolution in
integrating renewables into the national grid as well as create a sustainable way forward for the existing 6 million+ solar home systems across the country.
Integrating Bangladesh’s two major electrification efforts- grid extension and Solar Home System dissemination.
The Rural Electrification Board (REB) grid is connected to one side of the PCC, while the local microgrid from the SHS is connected to the other side. The microgrid is self-sustaining and this grid infrastructure will be used for energy balancing with the national grid, while reducing load shedding, and increasing service stability.
Selling Electricity to the National Grid
Users of the Solar Home Systems (SHS) are able to sell electricity to the national grid to earn an additional income while paving the path to sustainability for our existing 6 million+ SHS.
Virtual Power Plant (VPP)
This is the first step towards the formation of a smarter grid with the integration of existing distributed storage assets ultimately providing the means for the formation of a virtual power plant (VPP).