Title : Opportunity of Solar Energy in Bangladesh: A brief review

Authors : Md. Jakariya , Asif Ibne Yousuf and Navojit Dastidar

Abstract : Energy has been recognized as an important service to fulfill the fundamental needs like access to food, shelter, clean water, hygiene, and education though it is not a basic human need (World Energy Council, 1999). Energy is also considered as the central component of sustainable development and none of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) can be met without major improvement in the quality and quantity of energy services in developing countries (UNDP, 2013). Bangladesh is classified as a low income country with a GDP of USD 115.6 billion (World Bank, 2013). In Bangladesh, like many least developed countries (LDCs), a very small proportion of the population has access to electricity, particularly in rural areas due to the financial and technical limitations of electrical grid expansion. Only 43.2% of rural households have access to electricity and considering that 80.8 % (Bangladesh Bureau of Statistic, 2011) of the population reside in rural areas of the country, this poses a significant challenge towards improving the standard of living for the vast majority of the population.

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