BANGLADESH

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21.07.2015 , Yann Doignon

Lighting up the future in Bangladesh

Night falls in Dhaka. Commercial streets glow with lights and the neon-lit stores and restaurants are abuzz with shoppers enjoying a break from...
More than the technology it is the advocacy that allowed the Bright Green Energy Foundation (BGEF) to install more than 145,000 solar home systems...
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,...

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Overcapacity, along with increased reliance on expensive coal and LNG imports, threaten to increase...

Some of the largest partner organisations involved in the government's solar home system (SHS)...

Experts at a webinar in the city on Saturday said the power utilities in Bangladesh are yet to earn...

When Parvin purchased her solar home system and appliances with Global LEAP Awards financing, she...

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid has said that the country will...

A new National Solar Energy Action Plan that has reportedly been drafted by SREDA – the Sustainable...

Installation of solar irrigation pumps is facing severe obstruction due to non-availability of grant...

Cash crunch is forcing the country to switch to liquefied natural gas, which will do little to solve...

The annual market for batteries is Tk 8,000 crore and easy bikes consume more than 60 per cent of...

The study, to analyse the impact of mobile phones on the welfare of households and the empowerment...

This is to prevent the use of substandard batteries, says a notification issued by the industries...

With a ray of hope, Bangladesh's solar energy industry's 5.8 million decentralised solar home...

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