Khulna University (KU) in Bangladesh has installed solar panels on two buildings, which will generate 115 kilowatts of electricity, meeting 40% of the university’s total electricity demand. The project is set to commence within a month, reducing the university’s annual electricity expenditure and positioning it as an environmentally friendly institution amid load shedding and energy crises.
The installation of 216 solar panels on the Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmad Administration Building and Michael Madhusudan Dutt Guest House has been completed under the Greater Infrastructure Development Project. The university plans to invite tenders for the production of an additional 300 kilowatts of solar power and aims to connect surplus electricity to the national grid. Solar power is seen as a solution to overcome the load-shedding problem and ensure uninterrupted education and research activities.