Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Bangladesh World Record Solar

I'm a fan of renewable energy, and was heartened to see people really switching on to solar in the past year. But it seems we're being left behind by Bangladesh.

Even in the empoverished nation, the number of households with solar power has passed 1 million - the fastest expansion of solar in the world. Granted their systems are small (like the one pictured) because they have less gadgets to power, but it's still an amazing increase from just 7,000 in 2002.

According to the world bank, the solar panels "changed the face of the remote, rural areas of Bangladesh" by providing cheap, reliable electricity. They are now aiming for 2.5 million by 2014.

Well done Bangladesh - i wish my country could match that.
[news source]

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