Creating Grassroots Entrepreneur andFuture of Renewable energy of BangladeshIDCOL Green Energy Expo 2013Ruposhi Bangla Hotel, Dhaka, Bangladesh13 May, 2013
My Vision: BangladeshOne of the First Solar Nations in the world and to create1,00,000 Green Job in Renewable energy Sector by year 2020“I dream of Empowering 75 million people-half the population ofBangladesh with renewable energy technologies” Installing 7.5 million Solar Home Systems (SHS) in rural areas of Bangladesh. Expanding to urban areas to transform every building into power-house andfeed the access to national grid. Replacing electric / diesel irrigation pumps with solar powered pumps. Powering education, health, information technology and telecommunication inrural areas. Going for low cost solar solutions such as street lighting, billboards, solarlanterns, solar charging station etc. Running small machines such as power looms, rice haulers etc. Coping with natural disasters such as through solar water desalination fordrinking purpose, emergency lighting, signaling, water purification etc. Creating 100,000 Green Jobs, especially for women by year 2020.
Installing 7.5 million Solar Home Systems(SHS) in rural areas of Bangladesh by theyear 2020February 2013 : 2 million Solar HomeSystem (SHS) has been Installed inrural Off-Grid Areas of Bangladesh.1. Over 60,000 SHS is being installed everymonth.2. Currently Number of beneficiary is over 2crore rural people.3. Over 100 Mega Watt Electricity is beingproduced from Solar Home System.4. Over 60,000 jobs been created in therenewable energy sector.
A Green Future For RuralPeopleRunning Small Machines such asPower Looms, Rice Haulers, etc.Coping with natural disastersthrough Solar WaterDesalination, EmergencyLighting & Early WarningSystems20 million Improved CookingStoves100,000 Green Jobs especiallyfor young village women
Creating Eco-villages as a Response forClimate Mitigation and Adaptation Sustainable Eco Villages Carbon Neutral Water Conservation, Rain WaterHarvesting and Purification Production of Organic Agricultureand Fertilizer Planting Sustainable:I. Fruit TreesII. Medicinal PlantsIII. Timber Wood Local and High Efficiency BuildingMaterials Biogas and Improved CookingStovesFirst Taste of Electricity from Solar
Creating Eco-villages as a Response forClimate Mitigation and Adaptation Sustainable Eco Villages( Cont.) Powered by Renewables Natural and Low Power Lighting Renewable Energy EntrepreneurialNeighborhood Eco Lifestyle Education Low Power Ubiquitous WirelessConnectivity Intelligent Power Management Maximizing Battery Life Micro Utility Climate Monitoring Systems Advanced Warning System for BadWeather Using a microphone to alertpeople for evacuation Improved Communitywide SafetyTechnician Training Session in Village level
Grass Root EnergyEntrepreneur Maintenance is the key to sustain thelarge scale solar home systemprogram in Bangladesh. Maintenance cost of installed systemswill gradually increase once thesystems are paid off. Shortage of skilled technician toprovide the after sell service required. Shortage of quality & approved spareparts. (LED, CFL, Charge Controller,Battery Charger, Service battery,cables & Switch) The mechanism of availability ofquality spare parts has to be strongand reliable to provide cost effectiveaftersales services with.Solutions:Challenges: Rural based Grass Root Entrepreneur will need tobe created. Proper technical trainings and tools will beprovided to take the service to client’s door steps. Trained entrepreneurs will maintain the supplychain and keep linkage between the clients andsupplier. Online / mobile payments and inventory controlmay be introduced and maintained by the localEntrepreneurs. Develop young men & women local leveltechnician s. The opportunity of Thousands green jobs willpossibly be created by the Green EnergyEntrepreneurs nationwide. Quality of the renewable energy program willimprove. Climate awareness will be created by these GreenEntrepreneur.
Solar IrrigationYear Round Water SourceFor Cultivation and to increase agriculture productionSolar Energy is used for irrigation inthe fertile areas of Bangladesh.Guaranteed water supply in off-gridareas.Farmers are vastly benefitted becauseof this in rural and remote areas.Multiple crops are being cultivatedyear round because of Solar irrigationpump.
Solar Power in Bangladesh• Benefiting over 22 million people.• Our model is internationallyrecognized for taking solar to themasses.• More cost effective than gridinfrastructure, is low maintenance andflexible – Solar is very suitable for adeveloping country like Bangladesh.Over 2.2 million Solar Home Systems been installed
IDCOL is playing a major role in expansion ofRenewable Energy Technology in BangladeshAN OVERVIEW OF IDCOL:IDCOL: 1997 Started as a fund manager created jointly by the Government of Bangladesh and the WorldBank. to meet financing gap for large scale private sector infrastructureprojects undertook Renewable Energy program in 2003 with a view tofinancing green technologyIDCOL: Today A full‐fledged financial intermediary largest local financier in infrastructure and renewable energy projects funded by the Government and multiple agencies i.e. World Bank,ADB, KfW, GIZ, IDB, GPOBA, SNV Netherlands etc.
A Growing Market of over 75million peopleOur Achievements : An innovative financial mechanismreplacing monthly kerosene costs Rural level assembly, repair &maintenance of solar accessories All components & accessoriesproduced locally except the solarpanel VAT/ Tax removed from solar panelimport Prices of solar panels going downinternationallySchool children can study better by Solarpowered Light than Kerosene lantern.
A rural family canenjoy bright lightingas well astelevision , mobilephones & Laptop at thesame cost as kerosene.Our Programs Change Lives
Our Programs Change Lives Environment : Replacing kerosene :500 kg/ year CO2 replaced per 50Wsystem , reducing fire hazards, in-doorair pollution and improving health Women: Reduced household burdenfor women Communication: Access to TV, mobilephones and internet Education: Many rural schoolsinstalling solar power, Solar poweredcomputers Healthcare Facilities :Solarlights, Solar powered refrigerators inClinics, Disaster management: Duringcyclone Sidr in 2007, PV was a lifeline.The only homes with light were thosewith PV.Clinic at Rangamati
WeCreate and Facilitate RuralBusinesses Facilitating home based businessventures Increasing income through extendedbusiness hours, reduced energy cost Micro-utility Model- Sharing a Energyto reduce cost and increase incomeMobile Phones: Solar powered mobilephones, TVs and internet increasebusiness Small Solar Home Systems : Popularamong low income household helpingto replace kerosene and generateincome Solar runs computers in off-gridareas
Renting Solar lanterns and runningtelevisions attracts customers while chargingmobile phones – this has become a goodbusinessSolar Charging Station areserving the rural off-gridpeople of Bangladesh.1. Creating WomenEntrepreneurs.1. Providing Lights topeople who live at thebottom of the pyramid.
Creating A Solar WorldFor 1.6 Billion energy starved peoplearound the worldRenewable Energy Technologies such as Solar Home System, Bio-Gas,Improved Cook Stove (ICS) can giveunlimited energy without damaging the environment.Let us talk about its POTENTIAL
Solar Power have changed the SocioEconomic condition of rural BangladeshRural Businesses have been lighted bySolar Home SystemRural Life is Changed by Solar HomeSystem
We have successfullycreated Green Jobs for Women• Pioneered & established rural basedGTCs across Bangladesh• Trained over 5000 rural women as Solartechnicians and entrepreneurs• Created decent jobs for women in theirhome villages• 80% solar accessories assembly takesplace at GTCsZayed Future Energy Scholarship WinnersWomen as Solar Ambassadors to their Communities
Creating Green Jobs Expansion of Renewable Energy is alsocreating green job in this sector. Women Technician are being created inGrassroots level to take the service at thedoor steps. Green women entrepreneurs are beingcreated. Socio Economic condition of ruralBangladesh is being changed by renewableenergy.
Venturing into New Frontiers –Ushering in the Solar Century Each Urban Building becomes a PowerHouse. Solar Panels for Irrigation: ReallocatingGrid electricity through converting irrigationpumps to Solar Energy. Powering Mobile TelecommunicationsBase stations : 22,000 base stations can bepowered by Solar (No Diesel) Small Solar Solutions in urban areas: Solarpower street lights and bill boards . Smallsolar lanterns for Rickshaws, small shops, andslum areas
Urban Solar EnergySolar Energy Systems arebeing installed in Urbanareas of Bangladesh.Government of BangladeshRenewable energy Policyhas set a minimum energyof 3% should be producedfrom Solar Power in order toget the Grid PowerConnection.
Venturing into New Frontiers -Ushering in the Solar Century (Cont.) Greening our Vehicles : Solar and battery powered hybrids Expanding Education : Solar powered computers, audio-visualtools in rural schools, adding internet Health Care: Solar powered refrigerators and other equipment inrural clinics, telemedicine, low power health monitoring devices.
Venturing into New Frontiers -Ushering in the Solar Century (Cont.) Mini-grid:Forruralareaswiththepotentialtoconnecttothemaingrid SolarThermal :cities,hospitals,hotels,hostelsetc Solar–WindHybridSystems Poweringsmallmanufacturingunitsi.e.powerloomsBringingdevelopmentintheruralareas
Bright Green Energy Foundation(BGEF) at a Glance:• Over 235 branches in total in 7 different zones.• More than 1100 highly qualified staff members to take theservice at the consumer’s door step.• Close to 50,000 SHS installed till date, over 3,500 SHS beinginstalled per month.• Over 500,000 beneficiaries of Solar Energy.• Six (6) Green Technology Centers (GTC) are in operation till todate and successfully training 60 to 100 women greentechnicians each month.• Over 3,000 Improved Cooking Stoves installed till date.• Bio-gas program is expanding at a commendable rate.