On June 5, 2023, the Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA) organized a workshop titled "Net Metered Rooftop Solar in Bangladesh" at American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB). The program started at 10:30 AM with 230 participants at the Auditorium, Building D, AIUB. The purpose of the workshop was to inform the students about the benefits, implementation, and regulatory aspects of net-metered rooftop solar systems in Bangladesh.
Dr. Md. Saniat Rahman Zishan (Director & Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB), provided an introductory overview of net metered rooftop solar in Bangladesh during his opening remarks. Following that, Mr. K. M. Ali Azam (Deputy Director, Renewable Energy (Solar), Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority, SREDA), took the stage to deliver his presentation. He highlighted the importance of solar energy in meeting energy demands, reducing dependence on traditional sources, and emphasized SREDA's role in promoting renewable energy in Bangladesh. After that, the second speaker, Mr. Md. Rashedul Alam (Assistant director, Renewable Energy (Solar), Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority, SREDA) discussed business models for net metered rooftop solar systems, covering capital expenditure (CAPEX) and operational expenditure (OPEX). He explained the energy calculation and settlement process and provided insights into the PV module monitoring structure. Later on, special guest Prof. Dr. A. B. M. Siddique Hossain (Dean, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB) thanked the speakers. He hoped that SREDA will take more initiative to popularize renewable energy to save the future generation. Following that, Special guest Mr. Khandker Md. Abdul Hye, PhD (Member, Joint Secretary (Renewable Energy), SREDA) provided a comprehensive overview of the workshop, summarizing the key points discussed throughout the event. Lastly, chief guest of the workshop Ms. Munira Sultana, ndc (Chairman, SREDA) took the stage. She emphasized the importance of carbon training, highlighted different types of renewable energy, and discussed the positive impact of utilizing renewable energy sources on the environment. Concluding the workshop, Chair of the Session Prof. Dr. Md. Abdur Rahman (Pro Vice-Chancellor, AIUB), delivered the closing speech. In his remarks, he expressed gratitude to SREDA for their remarkable efforts in advancing sustainable energy practices in Bangladesh.
Prof. Dr. Md. Abdur Rahman and Prof. Dr. A. B. M. Siddique Hossain presented token of appreciation to all the guests. The remarkable program came to an end with a group photo.