Building Renewable Energy in Bangladesh


TO GO WITH STORY BANGLADESH-LIFESTYLE-ECONOMY-ENERGY-SOLAR BY SHAFIQ ALAM In a picture taken on May 5, 2009 a Bangladeshi woman stands at the entrance to her home with a solar panel on the roof in Nayeb Ali Bazar on the outskirts of Dhaka. For nearly two-thirds of Bangladesh’s 144 million population there is no electricity supply because the national grid has not yet reached the country’s rural areas and the notion of supply is little more than an empty promise bandied about by politicians at election time. Some families in rural areas have therefore taken matters into there own hands and installed solar panels in their gardens on the roofs of their mudbrick-and-tin homes. AFP PHOTO/MUNIR UZ ZAMAN (Photo credit should read MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP via Getty Images)

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