BANGLADESH

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Rural illumination in Bangladesh primarily depends on the kerosene based hurricanes and lamps. In addition, car batteries and dry cell batteries are...
Bangladesh has succeeded in developing the largest and most dynamic national off-grid electrification program in the world. Indeed, since its...
Access to finance is the largest near term barrier to ending energy poverty for hundreds of millions around the world – and foundation capital may be...

26.03.2015 , Yuya Kudo, Abu S. Shonchoy, Kazushi Takahashi

Impacts of Solar Lanterns: Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh

There is a growing public interest in the diffusion of affordable modren off-grid lighting to help the destitute in less developed countries. While...

03.02.2015 , Exclusive interview with Prof. Fouzul K. Khan, Founder of IDCOL, conducted by Silvana Tiedemann

How IDCOL and the Bangladeshi SHS programme started

Dhaka, August 2014, The Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL) is a Bangladeshi government owned non-banking financial institution,...

Bangladesh has become the site of an incredible but underreported solar boom. As of 2009, only 47 percent of Bangladeshi households had access to...
The Initial research on the Solar Home System (SHS) was related to an evaluation of its present circumstances in Bangladesh. Afterwards, considering...

15.07.2014 , Zubair Sadeque, Dana Rysankova, Raihan Elahi, Ruchi Soni

Worldbank: Lessons to learn from Bangladesh

Since its inception in 2003, Bangladesh’s solar home system program has installed about three million electrification systems in rural households,...
IDCOL and Solar Home Systems in BangladeshWhile demand for small-scale renewable energy is virtually infinite, a small microfinance institution or...
Every month more than 50,000 rural households access electricity through the solar home systems (SHS) program of the government, supported by the...

Country News

Multi million Taka projects for popularising biogas energy produced virtually no results in...

The grant will further support activities for promoting SPV water pumping systems under the...

So far, they have distributed solar lanterns for 22,495 Rohingya families, reaching 132,720...

The growing use of solar home systems (SHSs) in the country is feared to be hard-hit by the recent...

Solar powered and mini grid-connected street lighting will be provided and access to electricity...

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced today it will provide USD 45.44 million (EUR 38.81m) in...

It is imperative that we shift our focus towards sustainable sources of energy -- such as wind and...

Under the project, some 2,000 solar water pumps will be installed in 10 Palli Bidyut Samities in 10...

The introduction of project contributed to the 13.8 percent increase in access to electricity in the...

Istanbul-based NGO builds solar energy panels on 5,795 bamboo houses built for Rohingya in...

Bangladesh appears to be swimming against the tide, with the government pursuing high-profile coal...

Bangladesh has a success story in developing off-grid rooftop solar power known as solar home system...