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Solar power is turning on the lights in Bangladesh

More than half the people in Bangladesh live in areas where there is no mains electricity. Only one third of rural communities have access to electricity. But for nearly 10 years now the lights have been going on in many parts of the countryside thanks to solar home systems (SHS). Previously, people had to rely on kerosene lamps that provide poor light and create a smoky home environment. But now young people can study after school, the family can relax and learn.