120-Meter Met Tower (Wind)

North Charfasson, Bhola, Bangladesh

Project Background

The Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA), the nodal agency to facilitate and promote renewable energy in Bangladesh, intended to conduct a site-specific wind data collection campaign at two potential sites within the coastal regions of Bangladesh.

Project Description

The Joint Venture of Harness Energy, LLC (USA) and Global Renewable Energy Ltd. (GREL) built a 120-meter MET tower in North Charfasson, Charfasson, Bhola of Bangladesh to evaluate the site’s wind potential. Numerous sensors were set at various heights of the tower to measure the wind resources. After measurements over a 24-month period, sophisticated software will be used to produce a wind model of the location (two years). The wind model will determine whether it is practical and financially advantageous to build wind turbines there. The client for this project Power Division(Bangladesh) under the Technical Assistance for Renewable Energy Resource Assessment and Piloting (TARERAP) Project under Strategic Climate Fund (SCF) financed Scaling-up Renewable Energy Project.