In partnership with SOLshare, a climate technology company, the High Commission installed a 15.93 kilowatt-hour grid-connected rooftop solar project for its office. In other words, solar energy will be replaced by the High Commission’s electricity consumption from the grid.
The solar panels will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 320 tons and generate approximately 18,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually, according to the High Commission, over their expected 30-year lifespan.
This was stated by Robert Chatterton Dickinson, the High Commissioner of Great Britain, who inaugurated the solar panels
“I am very happy to see that we are moving to green, renewable energy in our High Commission. Electricity produced through renewable sources such as solar is critical to reducing our dependence on electricity produced by burning fossil fuels, which cause climate change. The energy crisis and the global situation after the UK-chaired UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November 2021 show that the rapid acceleration of renewable energy is not only important for protecting the planet, but also for the security of energy supply. “.
Dr Sebastian Gro, Managing Director of SOLshare Limited, said
“We applaud the entire team of the British High Commission for this initiative. It is important to keep the conversation going and COP27 is a good time to set an example for all other missions. And this is just the beginning, we look forward to further potential opportunities to support the British High Commission on its sustainability journey.”
A green energy transition will help meet bold climate commitments by accelerating the transition to more affordable, reliable and accessible energy that boosts growth and reduces carbon emissions. Rooftop solar panels have proven to be one of the most effective renewable energy solutions for Bangladesh to meet its desired energy target and alleviate the current energy crisis. The British High Commission in Dhaka is proud to be part of this change by using solar energy from the roof of its office.
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