The Surprising Power of Solar in Bangladesh

Enzum
1 min readJul 12, 2023

Let’s journey to the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest, located in Bangladesh. Home to the famous Royal Bengal Tiger and an array of unique flora and fauna, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is also home to something quite remarkable — off-grid solar power systems.

Bangladesh, despite being a developing country, has become a global leader in disseminating solar home systems to its rural population. It’s an electrifying fact, but more than 4 million solar home systems have been installed across the country, benefiting over 20 million people!

The system is simple. Solar panels on the roof charge a battery during the day. The stored energy then powers LED lights, fans, and even televisions at night. Not only does this reduce reliance on environmentally damaging fossil fuels, but it also brings electricity to remote areas where grid connectivity is a distant dream.

At Enzum, we’re inspired by such initiatives that demonstrate the potential of renewable energy sources. The Bangladesh story teaches us that when we think green and embrace innovation, even the most remote corners of the world can be empowered 🌎💡

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