Salient features of the GrameenShakti renewable energy program

Muhammad Asif, Dipal Barua

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    Bangladesh is one of the developing countries in the world which faces severe energy and environmental challenges. Grameen Shakti is a micro-generation renewable energy program that aims to meet energy requirements of the people of Bangladesh in a cost effective and environmentally friendly manner. It is one of the largest and fastest growing programs of its type in the world. Presently, Grameen Shakti deals with three technologies: solar home systems (SHSs), biogas systems and improved cooking stoves (ICS). This article looks into the prominent features of Grameen Shakti program which have primarily contributed to its success.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)5063–5067
    Number of pages5
    JournalRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
    Issue number9
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011


    • Bangladesh
    • Grameen Shakti
    • energy renewal


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