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Role of private sector in developing Rural Micro-Grid

Wednesday, May 05, 2018
Wind Power
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In Nepal, around 35% of the population still do not have access to grid electricity. And due to the tough mountainous terrain, it is technically and economically challenging to lay conventional on-grid electricity system in every corner of the country. Hence, micro-grids could be the only viable option for these remote and isolated communities. Micro-grids […]

Solar Panel Cleaner

Tuesday, March 03, 2018
Devashis Shrestha
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There are many reasons why solar PV panels may not work at their rated performance level. Lack of proper solar radiation in cloudy days, soiling (dust and dirt being collected on solar panels), snow on the panels, sun-tracking losses, shading losses are some of the factors that affects makes the panels to under perform.  While factors such […]

“Waste Problem to Solution”

Tuesday, September 09, 2017
Khem bahadur Gurung
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Managing solid waste is one of the major challenges of urbanization. Municipalities tolerate the burden of provision of basic services such as water supply, electricity, wastewater treatment, and municipal solid waste management. A case study of three municipalities – Hetauda, Damak and Birtamod – in Terai region show municipal solid waste management scenario, practice and […]

Implementing Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariffs in Nepal

Tuesday, February 02, 2017
Zubin Shrestha
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Many countries have implemented Feed-in Tariffs (FiTs) into their energy development plans, which are policy instruments designed to promote rapid deployment of renewable energy (RE) technologies by rewarding energy providers. Though these tariffs are not anything new or cutting-edge, they have proven to accelerate investment in RE technologies through the offering of long-term contracts to […]

How to Build Your Own Portable Solar Kit

Tuesday, December 12, 2016
Zubin Shrestha
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Solar technology has emerged as a reliable source of energy in the Nepalese energy market. Being the cleanest and most profuse renewable energy source available, it is practically free and emits absolutely no harmful by products. At WPN, we imagined a solar system that you could take with you on the go. Whether it be a […]

Why should Mustang give wind energy a second chance?

Monday, October 10, 2016
Ania Malinowska
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With the lack of wind assessment and successful precedent cases, Nepal is reluctant to invest in new wind generation projects wasting all the wind potential hidden in the Himalayan Mountains. Considering the rate of development of the technology and new community business models in the rural and remote areas it is high time to give […]

CHALLENGES FOR ON-GRID SOLAR PROJECT

Tuesday, September 09, 2016
Dheeraj Raya
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On-grid solar project commonly refers to the project generating electricity from Solar Photovoltaic (PV) system connected to the utility grid. It consists of solar panels, one or more inverters and a grid connection equipment. Since, it does not use batteries, it is cheaper as using them would increases the initial capital and affect the rate in […]

Why we need to harness renewable potentials in Nepal

Thursday, August 08, 2016
Marina Kurokawa
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Nepal needs to graduate from hydro dependence and achieve a healthy energy mix employing different renewable electrification methods on grid.

Wind-diesel hybrid system for rural electrification

Tuesday, July 07, 2016
Zubin Shrestha
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Word ‘hybrid’ is defined as a combination of two elements that produce a same or complementary results. In a rapidly advancing technological world we live in today, it is a strategic merger in order to achieve more effective solutions. In case of energy sector, hybrid systems have made significant innovative progressions over the past few […]

Over Speed Protection Mechanisms for Wind Turbines

Thursday, February 02, 2016
Ashutosh Dhital
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A wind turbine is a device designed to utilize the kinetic energy of wind and convert it to electrical energy. A typical wind turbine starts generating electricity when the wind speed is 2-4 m/s, otherwise known as cut-in wind speed and achieves its maximum output power at rated wind speed which is generally 12-17 m/s. The […]