solar panel power a rural home in PalestineThe number of households in electricity-starved Bangladesh using solar panels has crossed the one million mark — the fastest expansion of solar use in the world, officials said Wednesday.

In 2002, just 7,000 households were using solar panels but now more than a million households — or some five million people — gather solar energy.

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Download a World Bank report (in PDF) that details how solar panels are changing the face of remote and rural areas in Bangladesh.

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