Number of irrigation pumps in use in Bangladesh according to World Bank estimates - 1,340,000 diesel pumps and 270,000 electric pumps.
Cost of diesel used in operating pumps each year (Tk76,100 million). 1 million tons of diesel is consumed annually.
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.
Number of solar irrigation pumps already implemented by IDCOL based on funding received from the World Bank.
Average reduction in cost of production observed by farmers who have switched to solar pumps.
Number of pumps that World Bank funded program will aim to install between 2018 to 2021.