Sunday, April 11, 2021

Bangladesh is exemplary in the use of solar power


Bangladesh alone has the largest solar power project in the world. Bangladesh is providing clean energy to the people at affordable prices, which is exemplary for other countries. The World Bank has released a report on the country's solar power system.

The book Living in the Light - The Bangladesh Solar Home System Story was published on Thursday (April 8). State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid inaugurated the book at a virtual meeting. The book details how the Bangladesh government provided solar power to only 50,000 rural households in 2003.

In a meeting held online on the occasion, World Bank Bangladesh and Bhutan Country Director Mercy Tembon said Bangladesh is known to the world for this innovative initiative. Clean energy means health care, quality of life, ensuring children's education. The World Bank will continue to assist Bangladesh in the development of solar power systems. The World Bank is assisting IDCOL in this project. IDCOL is delivering solar power from house to house with the help of small entrepreneurs and privately owned companies in the country.

Speaking as the chief guest, State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid said there is no alternative to solar power to ensure power supply across the country. Power supply will be ensured across the country in the year of Mujib.

The study found that between 2003 and 2016, solar power projects reduced carbon emissions by 9.6 million tons. Consumption of 4.4 billion liters of kerosene has decreased. 56 non-government organizations are supplying and using solar power.


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