Bangladesh's Solar Home System Program Snapshot [April 2016]

Last Modified: Sun Jul 17 2016 08:39:42 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 4.0 million
    solar home systems have been installed in rural Bangladesh under the program in the off-grid rural areas of Bangladesh till April 2016. [Target: 6 million by 2017].
  • 18 million
    beneficiaries are getting solar electricity as a result, which is around 11% of the total population of Bangladesh.
  • 242,000 tons
    of kerosene replaced, having an estimated value of USD 300 million per year.
  • 56
    Partner Organizations (PO) are implementing the program. IDCOL provides refinancing and grant support as well as necessary technical assistance to the POs. POs install the SHSs, extend credit to the end users and provide after sale services.
  • 75,000
    people are directly or indirectly involved with the program.