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Abu dhabi zefp stand presentation jan 2014 2013

  1. 1. Financial and social benefits of building energy lending program Bangladesh Success Story ZFEP Stand presentation Abu Dhabi 20 January, 2014
  2. 2. My Experience  35 years experience in finding sustainable market-based solutions to the social and economic problems faced by rural people of Bangladesh.  In 1996, started introducing the renewable energy technology specially Solar Home System in rural Bangladesh.  Introduced installment-based payment which reduced the cost of a solar home system to the equivalent of monthly kerosene costs.  Vision is to transform Bangladesh into the First Solar Nation in the world by reaching 75 million energy starved people with renewable energy by the year 2020.
  3. 3. Installing 7.5 million Solar Home Systems (SHS) in rural areas of Bangladesh by the year 2020 Until December 2013 : 2.8 million Solar Home System (SHS) has been Installed in rural Off-Grid Areas of Bangladesh. 1. More than 80,000 SHS’s are being installed in off-grid areas of Bangladesh every month. 2. 2013 (December) Number of beneficiary is over 20 million rural people. 3. Over 100 Mega Watt Electricity is being produced from Solar Home System. 4. More than 100,000 new jobs been created in the renewable energy sector.
  4. 4. My Vision: Bangladesh One of the First Solar Nations in the world and to create 1,00,000 Green Job in Renewable energy Sector by year 2020  Installing 7.5 million Solar Home Systems (SHS) in rural areas of Bangladesh.  Expanding to urban areas to transform every building into power-house and feed the access to national grid.  Replacing electric / diesel irrigation pumps with solar powered pumps.  Powering education, health, information technology and telecommunication in rural areas.  Going for low cost solar solutions such as street lighting, billboards, solar lanterns, solar charging station etc.  Coping with natural disasters such as through solar water desalination for drinking purpose, emergency lighting, signaling, water purification etc.  Creating 100,000 Green Jobs, especially for women by year 2020.
  5. 5. A Green Future For Rural People  Coping with natural disasters through Solar Water Desalination, Emergency Lighting & Early Warning Systems  20 million Stoves Improved Cooking  100,000 Green Jobs especially for young village women.
  6. 6. Creating Eco-villages as a Response for Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Sustainable Eco Villages  Carbon Neutral  Water Conservation, Rain Water Harvesting and Purification  Production of Organic Agriculture and Fertilizer  Planting Sustainable: I. Fruit Trees II. Medicinal Plants III. Timber Wood  Local and High Efficiency Building Materials  Biogas and Improved Cooking Stoves First Taste of Electricity from Solar
  7. 7. Sustainable Eco Villages (Cont.)  Powered by Renewables  Natural and Low Power Lighting  Renewable Energy Entrepreneurial Neighborhood  Eco Lifestyle Education  Low Power Ubiquitous Wireless Connectivity  Intelligent Power Management  Maximizing Battery Life  Micro Utility  Climate Monitoring Systems  Advanced Warning System for Bad Weather  Using a microphone to alert people for evacuation  Improved Communitywide Safety Technician Training Session at Green Technology Center
  8. 8. Challenges to overcome for Future Challenges:  Maintenance is the key to sustain the large scale solar home system program in Bangladesh.  Maintenance cost of installed systems will gradually increase once the systems are paid off.  Shortage of skilled technician to provide the after sales service required.  Shortage of quality spare parts. (Charge Controller, Battery Charger, Service battery, cables & Switch)
  9. 9. Grass Root Energy Entrepreneur Solutions:  Rural based Grass Root Entrepreneur will need to be created.  Proper technical trainings and tools will be provided to take the service to client’s door steps.  Trained entrepreneurs will maintain the supply chain and keep linkage between the clients and supplier.  Online / mobile payments and inventory control may be introduced and maintained by the local Entrepreneurs.  Develop young men & women local level technician s.  The opportunity of Thousands green jobs will possibly be created by the Green Energy Entrepreneurs nationwide.  Quality of the renewable energy program will improve. Grass Root Entrepreneur  At Mawna, Gazipur Climate awareness Entrepreneur. will be created by these Green
  10. 10. Solar Irrigation Year Round Water Source For Cultivation and to increase agriculture production • Solar Energy is used for irrigation in the fertile areas of Bangladesh. • Guaranteed water supply in off-grid areas. • Farmers are vastly benefitted because of this in rural and remote areas. • Multiple crops are being cultivated year round because of Solar irrigation pump.
  11. 11. Over 2.8 million Solar Home Systems have already been installed   Solar energy is changing the face of the remote, rural areas of Bangladesh.  It’s the fastest expansion of solar energy anywhere in the world.  Rural businesses are booming with the support from Solar energy.
  12. 12. A Growing Market of over 75 million people Our Achievements :  An innovative financial mechanism replacing monthly kerosene costs  Rural level assembly, repair & maintenance of solar accessories resulting low cost maintenance.  All components & accessories produced locally brought the price of SHS affordable for rural energy starved people.  VAT/Tax removed from solar panel import affecting the lower price of SHS. School children can study better by Solar powered Light than Kerosene lantern.
  13. 13. Our Programs Change Lives  Environment : Replacing kerosene : 500 kg/ year CO2 replaced per 50W system , reducing fire hazards, in-door air pollution and improving health  Women: Reduced household burden for women  Communication: Access to TV, mobile phones and internet  Education: Many rural schools installing solar power, Solar powered computers  Healthcare Facilities :Solar lights, Solar powered refrigerators in Clinics,  Disaster management: During cyclone Sidr in 2007, PV was a lifeline. The only homes with light were those with PV. Clinic at Rangamati
  14. 14. We serve the most disadvantaged, isolated people in coastal belts and islands
  15. 15. We Create and Facilitate for Rural Businesses Facilitating home based business ventures  Increasing income through extended business hours, reduced energy cost  Micro-utility Model- Sharing a Energy to reduce cost and increase income  Mobile Phones: Solar powered mobile phones, TVs and internet increase business  Small Solar Home Systems : Popular among low income household helping to replace kerosene and generate income  Solar runs computers in off-grid areas
  16. 16. Creating A Solar World For 1.4 Billion energy starved people around the world Renewable Energy Technologies such as Solar Home System, BioGas, Improved Cook Stove (ICS) can give unlimited energy without damaging the environment. Let us talk about its POTENTIAL
  17. 17. We have successfully created Green Jobs for Rural Women Women as Solar Ambassadors to their Communities • Pioneered & established rural based Green Technology Centers (GTC) across Bangladesh. • Trained over 5000 rural women as Solar technicians and entrepreneurs through GTCs. Zayed Future Energy Scholarship Winners • Created decent jobs for women in their home villages . • 80% solar accessories assembly takes place at GTCs .
  18. 18. Creating Green Jobs  Expansion of Renewable Energy is also creating green job in this sector.  Women Technician are being created in Grassroots level to take the service at the door steps.  Green women entrepreneurs are being created.  Socio Economic condition of rural Bangladesh is being changed by renewable energy.
  19. 19. Venturing into New Frontiers – Ushering in the Solar Century  Each Urban Building becomes a Power House.  Solar Panels for Irrigation: Reallocating Grid electricity through converting irrigation pumps to Solar Energy.  Powering Mobile Telecommunications Base stations : 22,000 base stations can be powered by Solar (No Diesel)  Small Solar Solutions in urban areas: Solar power street lights and bill boards . Small solar lanterns for Rickshaws, small shops, and slum areas
  20. 20. Urban Solar Energy Solar Energy Systems are being installed in Urban areas of Bangladesh. Government of Bangladesh Renewable energy Policy has set a minimum energy of 3% should be produced from Solar Power in order to get the Grid Power Connection.
  21. 21. Venturing into New Frontiers Ushering in the Solar Century  Mini-grid : For rural areas with the potential to connect to the main grid  Solar Thermal : cities , hospitals, hotels, hostels etc  Solar–Wind Hybrid Systems  Powering small manufacturing units i.e. power looms Bringing development in the rural areas
  22. 22. Bright Green Energy Foundation (BGEF) at a Glance: • Started in January 2010. • Over 300 branch offices in 10 different zones. • More than 1500 highly qualified staff members to take the service at the consumer’s door step. • Over 75,000 SHS installed till date, over 5,000 SHS being installed per month. • Over 525,000 beneficiaries of Solar Energy. • Four (4) Green Technology Centers (GTC) are in operation till to date and successfully training 60 to 100 women green technicians each month. • Over 3,000 Improved Cooking Stoves installed till date. • Bio-gas program is expanding at a commendable rate.
  23. 23. First-Ever Zayed Future Energy Prize HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, presents the first Zayed Future Energy Prize to Dipal Chandra Barua, in honour of innovation and commitment in alternative energy, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, January 19, 2009.
  24. 24. Thank you for your Kind Attention