Access to energy is a very important pillar for the wellbeing of the people as well as economic development and poverty alleviation.
Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG 7 or Global Goal 7) is one of 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015 which aims to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all.
The use of energy marks the beginning of human civilization. It began with the use of burning biomass (discovery of fire) to produce heat for local heating and cooking purposes. The Industrial Revolution in the late 1700s caused a paradigm shift to the use of coal, oil, and natural gas as the primary sources of energy. As the population increased over the years, the demand for these non-renewable resources also increased much fold, thus pushing the environment to the brink of destruction. As the world population continues to grow, so will the gap between those who can afford it and those who cannot. All over the world is looking into other alternatives for energy production (renewable energy sources) such as solar Energy. This energy is derived from solar radiation. This is a very clean form of energy and can be used extensively due to its abundance. Technologies like photovoltaics concentrated solar power, and solar heating and cooling, are fast catching on to produce and supply energy even to places with no access to conventional fuels. Probritto, as an environmental Conservation organization, supports this initiative and endeavors to make it successful all over Bangladesh.