Bangladesh ranks 2nd in the world in the use of solar home system – about 8 percent of the total population of the country uses solar power in their homes.
Global Status published a report on Tuesday where the organization placed Bangladesh in second place in the Global Renewable Energy Global Status Report 2020. Mongolia is in the second place jointly with Bangladesh.
Nepal tops the list with 11 percent of the population using solar power at home.
According to the report, solar power is also being used for irrigation in Bangladesh. The country’s 1,500 irrigation pumps are running by solar power. From 2013 to 2018, the average number of electricity users in the world has increased by 1.4 percent every year. And Bangladesh is one of these in increasing this rate.
In 2010, 47 percent of the people in Bangladesh were covered by electricity, which came to 95 percent in 2019. Bangladesh is working to generate 3,000 MW of electricity from renewable energy by 2021.
The Renewable Energy Policy Network for the Twenty-First Century (RENA21) is one of the world’s leading research and policymakers on renewable energy.
There are 21 members including UN Environment Program (UNEF), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the European Union, the World Bank, ADB, Greenpeace, and other bodies around the world. Besides, 12 countries are direct members of the organization.