Nepal’s largest wind-solar hybrid power system comes into operation
Kathmandu, Dec 12 : Nepal’s largest wind-solar hybrid power system was switched on today in the Hariharpurgadi village of Sindhuli district. This is financed by a project supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
“Access to clean, reliable and affordable energy will help the village to connect to the world through Internet and mobile phones, and will create opportunities to boost local income,” said Mukhtor Khamudkhanov, ADB’s Country Director for Nepal.
“The electricity from the mini-grid will also open the door for commercial activities in the village and help small businesses get off the ground.”
The project, now providing electricity services to 83 rural households, has installed 20 kilowatts wind turbines complemented by 15 kilowatt-peak of solar photovoltaic panels. The system produces 110 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy per day, which will easily meet the village’s electricity demand of 87 kWh per day.