Installation of solar irrigation pumps in Bangladesh

Last Modified: Wed Jun 27 2018 06:56:42 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 1,610,000
    Number of irrigation pumps in use in Bangladesh according to World Bank estimates - 1,340,000 diesel pumps and 270,000 electric pumps.
  • $900 million
    Cost of diesel used in operating pumps each year (Tk76,100 million). 1 million tons of diesel is consumed annually.
  • 2010
    Year when the switch to solar irrigation pumps was initiated by Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL), a non-bank financial institution which funds renewable energy projects in Bangladesh.
  • 6,000
    Number of solar irrigation pumps already implemented by IDCOL based on funding received from the World Bank.
  • 50%
    Average reduction in cost of production observed by farmers who have switched to solar pumps.
  • 1,000
    Number of pumps that World Bank funded program will aim to install between 2018 to 2021.