A million solar homes… in Bangladesh

At first I couldn’t possibly believe it, it had to be a sinister joke : there would be a million solar homes in Bangladesh…  I was wondering : How could such a poor country such as Bangladesh could afford to have a million houses with solar panels ?

Indeed, the country has a GDP per capita of $638 (when the USA has $47,000) and a HDI of 0.543 (the world’s highest score is Norway, with 0.98).  40 percent of Bangladeshis live below the poverty line

So, how did the inhabitants got so many solar houses ? Yale Environment 360 (often republished by Cleantechies) bring us the details behind this impressive success.

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