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Clean Development Mechanism Project Cycle

Saturday, November 11, 2012
Wind Power
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By April 2012, the Kyoto Protocol‘s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) registered its 4,000th project. CDM, the emergent market has facilitated numerous clean development projects and at present context, it is registered in 74 countries. Our neighboring country India aims to attain its certified emission reduction potential of wind energy to 86 billion by 2020. So […]

Making Watts from Wind

Friday, September 09, 2012
Avinash Jha
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“Wind is free, but it doesn’t imply that generating electricity from wind is free as well.” To understand how electricity is generated from wind, it is necessary to briefly consider some basic underlying mechanism and technological inputs. Wind turbine turns kinetic energy of the wind into electrical power. The rotor blades of the wind turbine are similar […]

“Give Wind a Chance”

Monday, September 09, 2012
Wind Power
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Sustainability being a subject of a greater concern today, one of the sustainable ways to generate electricity is wind energy. Wind energy has the minimal impact on the environment growing its popularity worldwide. Nevertheless, there are few public concerns over the power produced by wind. Noise produced by the spinning of the blade is one […]

Yes it is true; wind energy is one of the cheapest forms of electricity generation available today. The first commercial-scale wind turbine was installed in the 1980s and the electricity cost was 30 cents per kilowatt-hour. This has now dropped significantly to an average of 5 euro cents per kilowatt-hour. Kudos to the technology innovations, […]

Obvious Solution

Monday, August 08, 2012
Wind Power
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“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” This quote does speak for our lack of awareness on the huge potential of 3000 MW of wind energy in Nepal while experiencing an unprecedented energy crisis. Under the SWERA Report (2008), an assessment carried out on the area within 10 km buffer zone from […]

Turbines are getting bigger, and cheaper

Saturday, July 07, 2012
Wind Power
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Rapid technology development has ensued the wind energy industries. Since the commercial deployment of the first wind turbine of 15-meter diameter in the 1980s, the average size of wind turbines has grown by tenfold in the last 30 years. It is nearly 152 m today and the new extra large turbines could approach 305 m […]

How to build a wind farm? Here is a step-by-step process

Friday, June 06, 2012
Wind Power
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Till date, very few attempts have been made to harness wind energy in Nepal. The first initiative was taken back in 1989, when two turbines of 10 kW were installed in Kagbeni, Mustang. Within three months of installation, the turbine blades were blown away by the gusty wind and sadly the project met an untimely […]

Wind Power- Let’s get there!

Monday, June 06, 2012
Wind Power
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Population in Nepal has been increasing steadily at the rate of 1.6% per year. Similarly, the standard of living has been improving to more energy intensive in terms of electrical appliances and automobiles. This has led to a substantial increase in demand of energy by about 7-9% each year, or roughly 50 MW/year. However, the current […]