ISBN: 984 05 1732 5

Cover Type: HB

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Solar Photovoltaic Systems in Bangladesh - Experiences and Opportunities

By M Eusuf (Editor)

Publisher(s): Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies    The University Press Limited (UPL)   

First Published: 2005 No. of Pages: 215 Weight (kg): 1


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Photovoltaic technology has emerged as one of the methods of accessing energy for low level consumption. The systems use solar energy for generation of electricity. Since solar energy is available everywhere, this technology should serve as a great booster for rural electrification. There is no fuel cost or moving parts in this system, resulting in quiet functioning leading to durability and a soundless environment. Since 1980, a number of organizations in Bangladesh have been involved in research, development and diffusion of PV systems, but penetration among the users has been very slow. It is against this backdrop that, Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS) and Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) brought together some leading national and international experts, policy planners and development agencies in Dhaka in May, 1999 to develop a strategy for accelerating the dissemination of solar PV systems. This volume brings together the presentations, dialogues, open discussions and a consensus report on the recommendations. In a span of 22 chapters, this book records the present progress and proposes future steps to be taken for popularization of the use of solar energy in Bangladesh. It calls for coordination among the stakeholders in the promotion of technologies and the development of local entrepreneurship by establishing financing institutions such as a Renewable Energy Development Fund and an appropriate agency. The authors emphasize the need for a collective effort by NGOs, donor agencies and media support which would result in increased awareness and social mobilization in the dissemination of this environmentally friendly technology. The book concludes with a series of recommendations and follow-up steps for the sustainability of the solar PV system and the essential need for a power need matrix.

This book features in: Academic and Reference Books Environmental Studies and Disaster Management Bangladesh Studies

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