GPOBA has collaborated with the World Bank/IDA to help meet Bangladesh’s increased demand for electricity. "To preserve the environment and power up isolated off-the-grid areas, the country has invested heavily in green energy through solar home systems, solar irrigation pumps, and solar mini-grids.
A renewable energy program in Bangladesh that brings solar power to rural households is one of the most successful solar home system (SHS) programs in the world. It has demonstrated an inexpensive and reliable way to bring electricity to rural households. Several OBA features have contributed to the success.