Energy is harnessed via isolated devices and systems for power generation at the household level as well as for heating, cooking and productive uses. Rahimafrooz Solar has designed and implemented many such applications in rural Bangladesh till date.
Small grids designed for rural markets and shops that ensure the continuity of business by overcoming power cuts, inadequate and inconsistent grid electricity.
Solar powered milk chillers are designed for dairy farms and farmers so that milk from dairy farms can be stored a few days longer before they are sent to pasteurizing facilities and markets to be sold.
Solar powered irrigation pumps are a boon for farmers. They reduce the cost of irrigating crop land and also the impact on the environment due to zero carbon emissions.
Autonomous grids are connected to a power storage system, which then distributes energy to beneficiaries. Market grids are implemented in areas that cannot be connected to the central grid due to geographical and logistical issues.
Agricultural land can be used to set up panels high enough so that the panels can be mounted to allow the crops planted below to receive almost as much sunshine as they would if the panels were not there and to permit farm machinery to operate beneath them. This requires advanced technology and infrastructure planning to not only maximize the solar energy but also positively impact the yield of the land.
Solar powered cold storage facilities are built and installed for crops that require cool temperatures for storage. In Bangladesh, as it is a tropical country, raw produce tends to get spoiled quickly if not stored in cool temperatures. This gives farmers and cultivators time to be able to reduce spoilage as well as sell produce over a longer period of time.
Rooftop solar grids are usually set up on rooftops of large manufacturing or commercial facilities and supply part of the power required by the building (lights, pumps, etc.). With Net Metering Policy in place, it also has the potential to be connected and off-loaded to the central grid excess capacity. It can also be accompanied by a storage system that allows to store unused power
EV Charging Station: Charging for electric vehicles like 3-wheelers, motorcycles and electric rickshaws are necessary for enabling fossil-fuel free transport in rural Bangladesh. This reduces the emission of carbon dioxide and creates entrepreneurship opportunities for station owners. Properly charged vehicles ensure longer life of batteries and allowing for increased income by the vehicle driver.