As part of the government campaign for expansion of renewable energy sources in the country, solar home system illuminated houses of 2 crore marginal people.
“We have successfully installed 58 lakh Solar Home Systems (SHSs) across the country as part of green and clean energy campaign,” State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid said.
He said being encouraged by the government’s steps and incentives for expansion of renewable energy in the country, entrepreneurs have been setting up SHS.
“We will bring 100 percent people under electricity coverage within the Mujib Borsho and around 99.8 percent people have already come under electrification, as power generation capacity reached 25,171 MW,” Nasrul Hamid said.
He said the government will continue incentives and cooperation in expansion of renewable energy in the country.
According to the ministry source, solar energy is the most potential source of renewable energy in Bangladesh due to its geographical location.