Solar Energy Program

Project Overview

Rural electrification through solar technology is becoming more popular, day by day in Bangladesh. Solar home systems are highly decentralized and particularly suitable for remote and inaccessible areas. Padakhep’s solar program mainly targets those areas which have no access to conventional electricity and little chance of getting connected to the national grid within 5 to 10 years. Padakhep has been installing solar home system for the poor and extreme poor families in the communities since 2005.

Major activities of the project

  • installed solar home systems, solar streetlight and AC/DC system

Project Objective

  • Objective of the program is to improve livelihood status of the poor people having no access to electricity by ensuring supply of renewable solar energy and thereby ensuring clean environment. Besides cash sale, Padakhep also provides loan to the beneficiaries for installation of solar home system.

Geographic Area

Birol, Panchhari, Pirgachha, Fulbari and Taragonj upazilas

Project Partners

  • 1. TR/KABITA (Grameen Infrastructure Repairing Project, an initiative of Government of Bangladesh)
  • 2. IDCOL