Social benefits of clean energy: evidence from Bangladesh

Using the three rounds of the Bangladesh Integrated Household Surveys, this study attempts to quantify the welfare effects of solar adoption. Discovered that solar adoption is connected with increased income, expenditure, and asset value growth, as well as a significant decrease in kerosene expenditure compared to non-adopters. Other findings include that solar households tend to abandon sharecropping in favor of trading and poultry farming, and that children in solar households benefit in terms of schooling and nutrition.