Solar PV based mini-grid projects are installed in remote areas of the country where possibility of grid expansion is remote in near future. These projects provide grid quality electricity to households and small commercial users and thereby encourage commercial activities in the project areas.
So far IDCOL have approved 18 Solar Mini-Grid Projects, among which 7 are operational while the rest are under construction. The mini-grid project has successfully created access to low- emission electricity for almost 5000 rural households in Bangladesh. IDCOL further targets to install 50 solar mini-grid by 2018.
The World Bank, KfW, GPOBA, JICA, USAID, ADB and DFID are financially supporting IDCOL's Solar Mini Grid Project.