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Solar energy is shining in Bangladesh

November 1, 2014

solar-cellsThere is a green energy revolution in Bangladesh that started with the founding of Grameen Bank way back in 1983, as a micro-finance institution. The work expanded exponentially when nonprofit Grameen Shakti came on line in 1996, and started focusing on biofuels, solar and sustainable living. Grameen now provides small scale solar units in the country that supply power to over 10 Million people, which is more than the US solar systems provide. Sustainable energy initiatives supported by Grameen have influenced the lives of over 15 Million people, mostly under the international green energy radar. This solar energy decentralization continues to grow, and Grameen also supports programs for young people in rural areas to teach them the benefits of using solar power. Grameen Bank earned the Nobel Peace Prize for fighting poverty in the area in 2006, and it seems as if they are creating a wonderful green future for those in Bangladesh. Let’s hope many use their platform to expand green energy in other developing nations.

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