First solar micro-grids in Nepal are now operational

Last Modified: Mon Sep 05 2016 22:11:59 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 72.8 kW
    The combined capacity of 3 solar micro grids that were installed in the communities of Harkapur in Okhaldhunga district and Kaduwa and Chyasmitar in Khotang district. The project has been developed and implemented by Gham Power Pvt. Ltd.
  • 540
    people in in 83 households now have access to 24-hour reliable clean, cost-effective, electricity supply. Shree Halesi Solar Mini Grid Company Pvt. Ltd. will operate the project in the future.
  • 25
    local businesses - such as dairy, rice mills, and other local businesses - will receive electricity as well.
  • Rs. 250
    per month for 20 watts of power a day is the estimated requirement for each household. Customers will pay Rs. 1,000 per month 200 watts, enough to operate a TV and refrigerator. Commercial users will pay Rs. 2,000 for 1,000 watts of electricity.
  • 41 tonnes
    of CO2 emissions will be reduced each year. The micro grid is expected to replace 4,546 kilolitres of diesel and kerosene.
  • Rs. 1,000
    savings per month per household, since households will not rely on kerosene anymore.
  • 2 years
    in the making. Phase I funded by Asian Development Bank (ADB) and DEON. Phase II funded by GSMA. Bank loan from NMB Bank.