Sunday, February 24th, 2019

Summoning earth and fire: The energy development implications of Grameen Shakti (GS) in Bangladesh

Publication year: 2011brbSource:/b Energy, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 4 May 2011brBenjamin K., Sovacool , Ira Martina, DrupadybrSince its establishment in 1996, the nonprofit company Grameen Shakti (GS) has installed almost half a million solar home systems (SHS), 132,000 cookstoves, and 13,300 biogas plants among 3.1 million beneficiaries. They plan to ramp up their expansion so that by 2015, more than 1.5 million SHS are in place along with 100,000 biogas units and 5 million improved cookstoves. This article describes GS’s current activities, the contours of its programs, and likely reasons for its success. It also explores the remaining challenges facing GS and distils common lessons for other energy development assistance projects and programs around the world….br Highlights: ► Grameen Shakti (GS) has installed a large number of solar home systems (SHS), cookstoves, and biogas plants. ► GS programs have brought a wide array of social and economic benefits. ► GS programs face internal and external challenges if they are to remain successful.

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