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Financial viability and eco-efficiency of the solar home systems (SHS) in Bangladesh

Publication year: 2011brbSource:/b Energy, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 17 June 2011brSayan, Chakrabarty , Tawhidul, IslambrTo analyze financial viability as well as eco-efficiency of the solar home systems in Bangladesh six case studies are carried out in some selected villages of Chhatak upazila in Bangladesh where NGOs like Grameen Shakti and BRAC are delivering and servicing solar home systems. Financial viability of the SHS is measured by comparing prior expenditure (before implementing SHS) for kerosene, automobile battery and other conventional sources. Eco-efficiency refers to an estimator that seeks to maximize the effectiveness of financial viability while counting their costs on the environment. The financial viability and eco-efficiency for six different cases of SHS are calculated…br Highlights: ►SHS is financially viable and sustainable. ►SHS could generate and promote rural green employment. ►Kerosene price/subsidy is highly sensitive in determining financial and eco-efficiency of the SHS.

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