With the support and guidance from GIZ’s (German Development Cooperation) Sustainable Development for Energy (SED) Programme, CHANGE, a youth based community and development organization implemented the project of Solar Bottle Light from April to August, 2013 to improve the energy efficiency of the Baonea-badh slum of Mirpur, Dhaka to identify the demand of daytime lighting and its necessity for inclusive development.
Approach of the Project:
The main objective of the five months pilot project (April-August, 2013) is to introduce the locally customized solar bottle light technology in Baonea-badh slum area, Dhaka, Bangladesh to evaluate its applicability and social acceptance, and identify its impacts scientifically to understand its further prospect. This project will not only reduce the misuse of electricity from daytime lighting but will also reduce CO2 emission significantly by ensuring proper daytime lighting facility for the underprivileged people. Also this project tried to identify the socio-economic benefits and the limitations of the bottle light for further development. Botol Bati was constructed using empty bottles, tin sheds (1 ft by 1ft), silicon glue, chlorine, clean water are required and it produces at least 60 watts of equivalent light. So far through this initiative 250 bottles have been installed and saved around 8.24 MW of electricity/month. Under this initiative 250 families are benefitted at the Baonea-badh slum in Mirpur.
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