Solar Home System (SHP) Installation Program


VOSD has been implementing Solar Home System (SHP) Installation component as a part of Women Empowerment Program in Uzirpur, Upazilla of Barisal Districts with the support of Andheri Hilfe-Germany for three years in 2001-2003 with the technical support of ANANDO and installed 30 SHPs and in 2012 25 SHPs are installed with own supports and technical support of ANANDO and so far it has been installed 125 SHPs in the project areas. Already it has developed 30 beneficiaries, who can assemble SHPs and supply to the community people. In this regard, VOSD has been providing micro-credit supports to the trained people and they have been assembling and supplying SHPs among the community people but the organisational staffs and volunteers are raising awareness among the community people to use SHPs intensively to reduce pressure on electricity supply, to introduce solar energy in the remote areas, where never go electricity, reduce fuel consumptions, fuel costs, preserve natural resources, control pollutions, control carbon emissions, control health hazards, and prevent environmental degradation and prevent climate change. Last year, VOSD has installed 25 SHPs in Satla Union.

Solar Home System (SHS) Installation Program


VOSD has been installing the Solar Home System (SHS) and Solar Cooker installation program from 2000 with the support of ANANDO organisation and installed 70 SHSs and 55 solar cookers in Uzirpur Upazilla of Barisal District successfully and still those SHSs and SCs are continuing properly. Then VOSD had been installed 100 SHSs in Uzirpur and Barisal Sadar Upazillas of Barisal District with the support of IDCOL from 2014. Now VOSD has been installing SHSs with the support of IDCOL and has been installed 100 SHSS in Uzirpur, Barisal Sadar and Jhalakathi Sadar Upazillas and continuing SHSs installations. It has trained staffs, volunteers and community initiators, who have been trained by the IDCOL and ANANDO organisation. It has established 12 SHSs supply centres in Uzirpur, Barisal Sadar, Nalchity, and Jhalakathi Sadar Upazillas and supplying SHSs continuously. The community people have become aware about the use of SHSs and they have become interested to install SHSs in their homes and demand has created among the community people, because, they are getting different benefits for the SHS like getting very low cost light from SHSs in remote areas, children can read easily, save fuel costs, less management costs, smokeless, reduced 50% fuel costs, can charge mobiles, torch lights, improve women’s health, reduced dirty-ness, saved natural resource destructions, emit no carbons, reduced air contaminations, and improve environmental conditions.